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Proto-Altaic: *si̯ŏ́su
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to scoop; to wash
Russian meaning: черпать; мыть
Turkic: *sus-
Tungus-Manchu: *sisa-
Korean: *sìs-, *sɨ́s-
Japanese: *súsú-k-
Comments: The Kor. reflex is irregular (we should expect *h-), perhaps due to the influence of the second -s-. It is alternatively possible to reconstruct *sisu with an irregular labialized reflex in PT (instead of *sɨs-), on analogy with *sub < *sɨb 'water'. One should also keep in mind that Middle Korean has actually two forms (sìs- 'wash' and sɨ́s- 'cleanse, wipe off') that have merged in modern s:it-, so we may in fact be dealing with a confusion of two original roots.

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