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Proto-Altaic: *ḗna(kV)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: middle, width
Russian meaning: середина, ширина
Turkic: *ēn
Mongolian: *eŋ
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)ene-kǖ
Korean: *ánh
Japanese: *nàká
Comments: VEWT 43, Martin 234. Note a common Altaic derivation in *-kV, reflected in all languages except Turkic; for TM we suppose a semantic development 'sheath' < 'receptacle' < 'inside, middle'. Jpn. has lost the first vowel in this archaic trisyllabic structure, and Kor. has rising tone also due to contraction.

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