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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *täk-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: white
Ket: taɣam5
Yug: tig-bɛ:hs4; tigej6 "to be white"
Kottish: thēgam, thēkam "white"; (Бол.) tekam "is white"; Ass. tegama (М., Сл., Срсл., Кл.), tiekama (Кл.).
Arin: tāma (М., Кл.) "white"; t́āma (Сл., Срсл.) id.; (Лоск.) tama "is white", tamo "whitely"
Pumpokol: tam-xo (Сл., Срсл., Кл.,)
Comments: ССЕ 282. Yug -i- is quite irregular - most probably, under the secondary influence of tik 'snow' (tig-bɛ:hs - lit. 'like snow'), which - despite Werner 249 - cannot be related to the present root. Let us also note that Werner himself reconstructs 'white' as <*theg(am)>, but 'snow' as <*thik> (2, 269).

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