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Proto-Altaic: *bū́gà
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: heat, steam
Russian meaning: жар, пар
Turkic: *būg
Mongolian: *baɣa-gi-
Tungus-Manchu: *bugar
Japanese: *bák-
Comments: Martin 226 compares the Jpn. form with Kor. pagɨl-, but PA *-g- could not have been preserved in Korean. The latter should be rather derived from PA *p`ó[k]u 'swell' q. v.

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