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Proto-Altaic: *nìt`à
Meaning: sharp weapon, a k. of knife
Russian meaning: острое орудие, вид ножа
Turkic: *jiti
Mongolian: *nitula-
Korean: *nát
Japanese: *nátá
Comments: See SKE 162 (Kor-Jpn.). The Jpn. word is not attested in OJ and MJ texts and may well be borrowed from Korean - which would also explain the irregular high tone.

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