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Proto-Altaic: *bŭsi ( ~ -o-, -e)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: kidney {}
Russian meaning: почка {}
Turkic: *bögse(k) < *bös-ge(k)
Mongolian: *büse
Tungus-Manchu: *bosa-kta
Comments: A Western isogloss - but cf. also MKor. khòŋ-phắs 'kidney' (khòŋ 'bean'), where phắs is also folk-etymologically analysed as 'bean', but may in fact continue the same Altaic root.

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