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Proto-Altaic: *p`i̯àŋk`i
Meaning: door post, detail of a house
Russian meaning: дверной косяк, часть жилища
Turkic: *jAŋak
Mongolian: *(h)enike
Tungus-Manchu: *piaŋkV
Japanese: *pìnkùrái
Comments: The Turkic form raises some questions because it has actively merged with *jạjŋak 'cheek, jaw' < *zi̯ā̀ni q. v.

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