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Proto-Altaic: *bā̀k`ù
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a sharp instrument
Russian meaning: острое орудие, инструмент
Turkic: *bokursɨ
Mongolian: *baki
Tungus-Manchu: *bāgba
Japanese: *pukusi
Comments: PT *bokursɨ probably < *bakursɨ (with a vowel narrowing in the first syllable of a trisyllabic word); PTM *bāgba < *bāk-ba through assimilation. Note a remarkable similarity of the Turkic and Japanese derivation. Cf. other similar roots: *p`i̯ùgV, *pŏ̀k`è, *p`ū̀ge, *p`àgò.

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