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Proto-Altaic: *kēńa
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: front leg, armpit, angle
Russian meaning: передняя конечность, подмышка, угол
Turkic: *Kājnat
Mongolian: *ka(i)
Tungus-Manchu: *keńe- / *kuńe-
Japanese: *kanai
Comments: ОСHЯ 1, 304; Дыбо 312-313; VEWT 230, Лексика 149-150. Cf. also Kalm. xanǝ 'маховые перья' (KW 165, АПиПЯЯ 289); but due to restricted distribution in Mong. this form should be rather considered a Turkism (see Щербак 1997, 133).

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