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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ši̯àč`í
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of rope, fabric
Russian meaning: вид веревки, ткани
Turkic: *sačuk
Tungus-Manchu: *čeče
Korean: *sắčh
Japanese: *sì(n)tú
Comments: The TM form is somewhat irregular: we would rather expect *šiči. Note, however that in Manchu we may be dealing with assimilation (čeče < *šeče), while other TM forms may in fact be borrowed from Manchu.

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