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Proto-Altaic: *ńuk`V ( ~ -k-)
Meaning: gum, juice
Russian meaning: смола, сок
Turkic: *juk / *jok
Tungus-Manchu: *ńuK-
Comments: A Turk.-Tung. isogloss. Related may be some plant names (as 'juicy'?): cf. Yak. sugun 'blue-berry'; Evk. ńukekte 'mayflower'; OJ mukagwo, nukagwo 'bulb sprout' (for the latter cf., however, alternatively: WMong. nakija 'shoot of grass, leaf bud'; Man. ńaχara, ńaχari id., see ТМС 1, 628).

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