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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯údò ( ~ p-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: cold, fog
Russian meaning: холод, туман
Turkic: *bud-
Mongolian: *budaŋ
Japanese: *pújù
Comments: A diphthong has to be reconstructed because of the *-j-reflex in Jpn.; cf. also Orok pidul- 'to freeze completely' (of a river) (ТМС 2, 37).

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