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Proto-Altaic: *č`iju
Meaning: wet, moisture
Russian meaning: влажный, влага
Turkic: *čɨj-ɨk
Mongolian: *čiɣig
Tungus-Manchu: *čikpa-
Korean: *čī-n, *čhuk-
Japanese: *tuju
Comments: EAS 64, KW 443, Лексика 39. A PA derivative *č`iju-k`V is reflected in PT *čɨjɨk = Mong. čiɣig = PTM *čik- = Kor. *čhuk-. Also here probably Kor. čhú-m 'phlegm'. In Japanese (perhaps also in Korean) there is some confusion of this root with *č`aju 'resin, tar' q. v.

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