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Proto-Altaic: *č`i̯ā́k`e ( ~ -u)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: small
Russian meaning: маленький
Turkic: *čĀka
Mongolian: *čaka
Korean: *čjāk-, *čjǝ̄k-
Comments: SKE 20, EAS 64. Turkic forms are attested late and can be < Mong.; however, Turkm. čāGa with a long vowel is hard to explain as a loan. On the other hand, cf. Karakh. čekün 'young of marmot' (EDT 415), Evk. čekše 'tarbagan': if these words are related, the PA reconstruction should be changed to *č`ek`a.

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