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Proto-Altaic: *p`èsì ( ~ -a-)
Meaning: old, former
Russian meaning: старый, прежний
Turkic: *es-(kü)
Mongolian: *(h)esi
Korean: *ps-kɨ́i, *ps-tái
Japanese: *pìsà-si
Comments: See KW 128 (Turk.-Mong.), Лексика 86. Korean has a frequent vowel reduction between a stop and a fricative.

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