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Proto-Altaic: "*k`i{_}{o:}t`e" | Query method: Match substring
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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ṑt`ekV
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of stinging insect
Russian meaning: вид кусающего насекомого
Turkic: *Kạtku-č
Mongolian: *kedgene
Tungus-Manchu: *xūkte
Korean: *kúitǝ́kí
Comments: Cf. also Kor. kaktagwi 'mosquito'.
Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ōt`e
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of knife or arrow
Russian meaning: вид ножа или стрелы
Turkic: *kēt-men
Mongolian: *kituga
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)utu, -ke
Comments: A Western isogloss. In Turkic one would expect a closed *ẹ̄, but in fact Chuv. katmak points to an open vowel. This may be due to a natural contamination of this root with the reflex of PA *ki̯ā́tu 'sharp tool, notch' q. v.
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