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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *xoŋa-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 nose 2 front part (of boat) 3 nose bridge
Russian meaning: 1 нос 2 нос (лодки) 3 переносица
Evenki: oŋokto 1
Even: oŋъ̣t 1
Negidal: oŋokto 1
Spoken Manchu: xoŋqǝ 2 (1272)
Literary Manchu: χoŋqo 2
Ulcha: χoŋqo 2
Nanai: qoŋtoro 1, χondaχa 3, χōŋqo 2
Oroch: xoŋko 2 (possibly < Manchu)
Solon: onokto 1
Comments: ТМС 1, 413, 470; 2, 22. There is some variation of *x- and *k- (cf. the Nanai and Manchu reflexes; cf. also Neg. koŋtopkī. "nose (of a deer, elk, bear)"; but it is hardly possible to separate these variants.

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