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Proto-Altaic: *mi̯ā́k`o
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: frog
Russian meaning: лягушка
Turkic: *b(i)āka
Mongolian: *mekelej, *melekej
Tungus-Manchu: *moKo(lV)-
Korean: *mǝ̀kùrí
Comments: SKE 144, Лексика 180. An unmistakable match is PT *b(i)āka : MKor. mǝ̀kùrí. The Mong. forms may belong here if we assume the archaic nature of the Kalm. form (meklɛ̄), with innovations elsewhere. In TM one has to suppose a secondary shift of meaning: 'toad' > 'small creature' (bat, chipmunk).

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