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Proto-Yenisseian: *gǝʔn-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: light
Ket: kʌʔn 'light'; kъ̄ńe1, South. kъ̄ń 'dawn'
Yug: kʌʔn 'light', kъ̄ń 'dawn'
Kottish: kinig, *kinīx, pl. kinīgān, (Бол.) knik 'dawn'; tegan, *tekán, pl. teganaŋ 'light' (te- < *de- 'eye'); kanáŋičibán (М., Сл., Кл.), kanaŋgičiban (Срсл.) 'lightning'; Ass. kanan-aǯujban (М., Сл., Кл.), kanan-ičiban (Кл.) "lightning", tɨganá (М., Сл., Кл.), tukantu (Кл.) "light"
Comments: ССЕ 226. Ket kъ̄ńe, Yug kъ̄ń, Kott kinig reflect a compound *gǝʔn + xiʔG "light + day". One should also note Ket kʌńiŋ "people (name of the Kets in "bears' language")" - lit., "the light ones" ( > Selk. qɔ̄nnɨŋ "Ket", see Helimski КС 241). Werner 1, 474 (without reconstruction), 2, 257 (with some hesitation about Kott. tegan).

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