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Proto-Altaic: *p`ū́k`ŋi
Meaning: to rub, wipe off
Russian meaning: тереть, стирать
Turkic: *ǖk-
Mongolian: *hüŋgü-
Tungus-Manchu: *puŋku
Japanese: *púk-
Comments: The root means 'to wipe off' in the Eastern area, but rather 'to rub off, crush' in Turkic and Mongolian.

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