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Proto-Altaic: *pằsi
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to press, pinch
Russian meaning: давить, сдавливать (пальцами)
Turkic: *bas-
Tungus-Manchu: *pasu-
Korean: *ps-kí-
Japanese: *pìsà- / *pǝ̀sǝ̀-
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 68, 280, Дыбо 13. In Jpn. 'thin' < 'pressed, compressed'. The root is actively interacting with *pĭ̀sa and *p`i̯úsa q. v. The vowel variation in Japanese dialects may point to a variant *pằse.

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