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Proto-Altaic: *p`i̯ắnč`i
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to crush
Russian meaning: ломать
Turkic: *jạnč- / *jenč-
Mongolian: *niča- / *niǯa-
Tungus-Manchu: *pianči-
Japanese: *pínták-
Comments: Дыбо 1995b (Tung.-Mong.). In Mong. one has to suppose a contraction *niča- < *hin(i)ča- (cf. similarly *hunis- > nis- 'to fly'). An expressive root, but seems well reconstructable for PA.

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