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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *suk`e
Meaning: branches, tamarisk
Russian meaning: ветви, тамариск
Turkic: *süksük
Mongolian: *sukaj
Tungus-Manchu: *suK-
Korean: *sak-
Comments: The Turkic and Mongolian forms basically denote 'tamarisk' or 'tamarisk branches', but whether this meaning was original is not quite clear. Perhaps the root just denoted dry branches (used basically as firewood).

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