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Proto-Altaic: *ǯḗja
Meaning: sharp point, arrow
Russian meaning: острие, стрела
Turkic: *jā(j)
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯeje
Japanese: *da
Comments: Poppe 27, JOAL 86, 153, АПиПЯЯ 77. A derivative *ǯāj-nV- may be also reflected in PT *jānu- (~-a-) 'to whet, sharpen', Mong. ǯanu- id. (if not < Turk.).

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