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Proto-Altaic: *béjo
Meaning: an ungulate animal
Russian meaning: копытное животное
Turkic: *bEje
Mongolian: *baji-ta-su
Tungus-Manchu: *bejū-
Japanese: *bí ( ~ *bǝ́i)
Comments: The root denotes any ungulate in TM; in other languages we observe a specialization of meaning ("mare", "horse", "cow" in Turk.-Mong., "pig" in Jpn.).

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