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Proto-Altaic: *tok`à
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: base of a horn, callosity
Russian meaning: основание рога, мозоль
Turkic: *Tok
Mongolian: *duku
Tungus-Manchu: *dokta-
Japanese: *takua
Comments: The meaning 'base of a horn' attested in some Turkic languages is probably original and explains well the semantic development elsewhere ( > 'callosity'; 'forehead (of an animal)' etc.).

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