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Proto-Altaic: *kóšì
Meaning: lever
Russian meaning: рычаг
Turkic: *köse-
Mongolian: *kösi-
Tungus-Manchu: *kuši-pun ( ~ -č-)
Korean: *kosak
Japanese: *kúsàpì
Comments: The root (as a verb) meant basically 'to use a prop or lever', whence an instrumental noun *kóšì-p`V (TM *kuši-pu-n, PJ *kúsà-pì, possibly also Mong. kösi-ɣü-r).

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