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Proto-Altaic: *dék`à
Meaning: a k. of reed or bamboo
Russian meaning: вид тростника или бамбука
Turkic: *jEken
Mongolian: *dek-
Tungus-Manchu: *deke-
Korean: *tái
Japanese: *tákái
Comments: Martin 225, Whitman 1985, 188, 215, Дыбо 11. The tone incongruence between Kor. and Jpn. should be explained by contraction in Kor.; however, the zero reflex in Kor. is somewhat strange (one would at least expect *tahi).

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