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Proto-Altaic: *ṓni
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: high
Russian meaning: длинный; высокий
Turkic: *ȫn-
Mongolian: *öndü-
Korean: *un-tu
Japanese: *untu
Comments: Владимирцов 164; Ozawa 57-59; АПиПЯЯ 18, 290. Comparison with Tung. (see АПиПЯЯ) should be abandoned. Ramstedt (SKE 55) compares Kor. ǝnč- (MKor. jǝ̀nč-) 'to put on the top, place above' (?), considering Kor. undu to be a mongolism.

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