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Proto-Altaic: *p`i̯un[e]
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a small wild animal
Russian meaning: мелкое дикое животное
Turkic: *enük ( ~ *ünek)
Mongolian: *hünegen
Tungus-Manchu: *püń-
Comments: A Western isogloss, with not quite secure correspondences: in TM one would rather expect *pun-. Thus it is not excluded that the Evk. and Evn. forms reflect a vowel metathesis < *puni-ki.

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