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Proto-Altaic: *sùnà
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: seed, grain
Russian meaning: семя, зерно
Turkic: *sunu
Japanese: *sànài
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 280. A Turk.-Jpn. isogloss. The root is rather dubious (because of its scarce attestation and specific meaning in Turkic borrowing from some unknown source is not excluded).

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