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Proto-Altaic: *bā́
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to bind
Russian meaning: связывать
Turkic: *b(i)ā-
Tungus-Manchu: *ba-
Korean: *pa
Japanese: *bǝ́
Comments: EAS 57, SKE 179, Martin 228, ОСНЯ 1, 172, АПиПЯЯ 68. One of the few common Altaic monosyllabic roots. Mong. *baɣu- 'to bind' is probably < Turk. (Щербак 1997, 103). Doerfer's (TMN 2, 254) criticism is unacceptable ("unklar, da kor. Nominalstamm, tü. Verbalstamm").

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