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Proto-Altaic: *ĕ́ńa
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: mother, elder sister
Russian meaning: мать, старшая сестра
Turkic: *ana / *eńe
Tungus-Manchu: *eńi-
Korean: *ǝ̀ńí
Japanese: *ánái
Comments: Цинциус 1972a, 27-29, АПиПЯЯ 78. A "nursery word" (like most kinship terms), but no doubt archaic.

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