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Proto-Basque: *mak-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 thick, heavy club 2 (shepherd's, bishop's) crook, crosier 3 forked pole, fork 4 hook 5 cane, staff
Bizkaian: maket 1
Gipuzkoan: (Berastegi) mako 4
High Navarrese: (Arakil) mako 3, (Lezaka) mako 4
Low Navarrese: mako 2, 5
Lapurdian: mako 2, 3, 4, 5
Baztanese: mako 3, 4
Roncalese: mako 2
Comments: The status of (c) makila, makhila ‘stick, cane’ is disputable: Michelena (1961: 51) and some earlier scholars derive it from Latin bacilla, plural of bacillum ‘rod’, but it seems just as likely to be a native development of the root *mak-, or a blend of Bsq *mako + Lat. bacilla.

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