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Proto-Yenisseian: *ŕɨʔǯ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: mountain, wooded mountain ridge
Ket: lɨʔt//ĺɨʔt
Yug: lɨʔt́
Kottish: d́ī, pl. d́īan; Ass. jii (М., Сл., Ф.), ij (Срсл.), (Бол.) pača-[j]i (lit. "big mountain"); Koib. ǯii (Ф.)
Pumpokol: lɨcɨ (Срсл.) "devil" (cf. Ket. ĺɨtɨś "wood devil (mountain + god)"
Comments: ССЕ 267. Not quite clear is the relationship of the forms: Ket. plur. ĺɨkken5, South. ĺɨkŋ5, Yug lɨkŋ5. A change *-tŋ > -kŋ is actually possible in Ket, but a reduplication in ĺɨkken5 is somewhat strange. Besides, Castren has recorded in Kottish one more word with the meaning "mountain": d́ix, plur. d́ekŋ, d́igan. It is possible to reconstruct one more PY root: *ĺɨ(ʔ)k, reflected (besides the forms listed) in the Kott. compound xē-lēx, khē-lēg 'mountain ridge' (the first part see under *qäʔj). On the whole, a rather complicated case. Werner (2, 16) tries to solve it by postulating PY <*ʎɨk, pl. *ʎɨkŋ> and its compound with an unclear component <*ǝt'> (?) - *ʎɨkkǝt' > *ʎɨkt' > Ket ĺɨʔt etc. Such a development would be phonetically unprecedented in Yenisseian.

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