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Proto-Altaic: *dḕgni
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: needle, thorn, arrow
Russian meaning: игла, шип, стрела
Turkic: *(j)igne
Mongolian: *ǯeɣü-wün
Tungus-Manchu: *dēŋgu
Japanese: *(d)inka
Comments: Владимирцов 196. Mong. *ǯeɣü-ɣün must go back to *ǯiɣe-ɣü-n. {An alternative proposition: TM *dēŋgu could be compared with PJ *dùmì 'bow' < PA *dḕŋu; in that case the present root could be reconstructed as *ǯegi.}

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