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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

ALFRÉD TÓTH : HUNGARIAN AND ESKIMO-ALEUT — with Paleo-Siberian Cognates

iterative suffix that is common both in PE and in Hung, although the

PFU etymology does not make that clear.

Sumerian sur, wr. sur4 “to cut cloth”

Hungarian szurok “pitch, tar”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *śurз “resin”

Proto-Eskimo *kuccuR “resin, gum”

Sumerian sur (69x: ED IIIb, Early Old Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. sur;

sur8 “to press, squeeze; to flash; to drip; to rain; to milk”, but cf. also

esir (1097x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old

Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. esir2; esir; esir2(|LAGABxHAL|)

“bitumen, pitch” the palatal vowel of which fits to Komi śir “bitumen,

resin, tar”.

Hungarian szűcs “furrier”

Proto-Eskimo *k∂p∂- “to cut”

Sumerian sug (863x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian, Middle

Babylonian) wr. sug4 “to cut clear, strip”. Semantically, “to cut clear”

> “to skin”.

Hungarian szűk “tight”

Proto-Inuit *cukak- “to be tight; to tighten”

Sumerian sig (91x: ED IIIb, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. sa2; sig9 “to tie (shoes)”

Rhaetic seg-, seke “to bring sb. in distress” (Brunner and Tóth 1987, p. 98)

Hungarian szülni “to give birth”

Proto-Ugric *śilз- “to acquire, to gain, to get”

Proto-Eskimo *iRni- “to give birth”

Sumerian zal (2798x: ED IIIa, ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early

Old Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. zal “to get up early; to finish, to

come to an end”. Semantically, cf. also Engl. to get vs. to be-get.

Hungarian szűnik “to cease, to stop”

Proto-Altaic *si_ūni “to fade, to extinguish”

Chuvash sün- “to fade”

Proto-Inuit *in∂q- “to finish”

Sumerian kun (225x: ED IIIa, ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian,

1st millennium) wr. kun “tail”

Hungarian szür, szürke “gray; dark”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *ćerз “gray”

Proto-Eskimo *tar∂- “dark”

Sumerian sur (69x: ED IIIb, Early Old Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. sur;

sur8 "to flash”

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