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Proto-Altaic: *buk`V
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to doubt, be stupid
Russian meaning: сомневаться, быть глупым
Mongolian: *bukinid-
Tungus-Manchu: *buK-
Korean: *puki
Comments: One of the many verbs of emotion reconstructed for PA; cf. *pū̀go, and perhaps Mod. Jpn. baka 'fool' (with expressive b-).

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