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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *hVs-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to be
Ket: uśeŋ5,6 'there is'
Yug: ūse 'there is'
Kottish: hičōga 'is, was'
Comments: ССЕ 231. Probably the same root as in PY *sVs- 'sit' (q.v.). The status of the elements *h- and *s- is not quite clear: the former may be a preverb, the latter - either also a preverb or an archaic reduplication. It is also possible that *sVs- is a form similar to *ta-s- 'stand up' (q.v.), i.e. an original compound *sV+(hV)s- "be seated". Werner 2, 359 *ǝsǝ(ŋ) / *usǝ(ŋ).

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