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Proto-Altaic: *i̯ŭdu
Meaning: wonder, supernatural
Russian meaning: чудо, сверхъестественный
Turkic: *ɨduk
Mongolian: *id-
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)odu
Japanese: *i / *ju
Comments: Ozawa 52-53, 177-181. Despite Щербак 1997, 120, not a borrowing in Mong. < Turk. The Middle Jpn. itiko 'virgin consecrated to a deity, sorceress' (with a later form itako id.), which is compared by Miller (1985, 148) directly with the Mong. form, should be treated as a secondary distortion of *i-tu-kua (lit.) 'sacred girl'.

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