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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *t`ḗk`í ( ~ -k-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: separate, solitary
Russian meaning: отдельный, одинокий
Turkic: *tēk
Mongolian: *čig
Japanese: *tínkáp-
Comments: The etymology appears quite plausible both semantically (in Jpn. 'differ' < 'to be separate from') and phonetically.

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