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Proto-Altaic: *ēda
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: silly, evil
Russian meaning: глупый, дурной
Turkic: *Ada
Mongolian: *ada
Tungus-Manchu: *ēde-
Japanese: *ántá
Comments: Mong. may be < Turk., see EDT 40, Щербак 1997, 94. The Jpn. high tone seems to contradict the TM length, but it may be secondary, see above.

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