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Proto-Altaic: *di̯òge
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: good, better
Russian meaning: хороший, лучше
Turkic: *jẹg-
Mongolian: *ǯaɣa
Korean: *tjōh-
Japanese: *dǝ̀-
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 103, 275. Despite the meaning of the Chuvash form ("up") the Turk. root should be rather compared with this Korean and Japanese data than with Mong. degde- 'rise' etc. (see VEWT 194 with literature). On the latter root see under *tēga. The Mong. vocalism in *ǯaɣa is somewhat aberrant: it is probably a result of early vowel assimilation < *ǯiɣa (the variants ǯiɣa- and ǯaɣa- in WMong. interchange frequently).

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