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Proto-Japanese: *ànkà-k-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to paw (the air); struggle, strive
Russian meaning: бить копытами (о лошади); напрягаться
Old Japanese: agak-
Middle Japanese: àgàk-
Tokyo: agák-
Kyoto: ágák-
Kagoshima: àgàk-
Comments: JLTT 674. Usually analysed as a compound *asi 'foot' + *kak- 'scrape', which is probably a folk-etymological explanation.

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