Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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

Sumerian dur (9x: Old Babylonian) wr. dur10 “ax”, but cf. also ĝiri (198x: ED

IIIb, Ebla, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. ĝiri2; urudĝiri2;

me2-er; me-er; me-ri “razor; sword, dagger”

Hungarian tőr “snare, trap”

Proto-Inuit *pullan “stone trap”

Sumerian dur (28x: ED IIIa, Old Babylonian) wr. dur; gidur “binding, knot,

bond, tie; umbilical cord; rope”

Hungarian törni “to break, to crack, to crush, to pound, etc.”

Proto-Eskimo *ułiR “to crack (open)”

Sumerian tar (237x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Old Babylonian)

wr. tar; tarar “to cut down; to untie, loosen; to cut; to scatter, disperse;

to decide”

Hungarian törölni “to wipe, to dry (with a towel); to abolish, to annul”, törlő

“hand-towel”

Proto-Eskimo *allaR(iR) “to wipe clear”

Sumerian dirig (313x: Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. dirig "to drift (clouds); to float,

glide (along/down); to go; to soak, steep, dissolve in liquid”, dirig (2x:

Old Babylonian) wr. dirig “to become loose, fall out; to disintegrate; to

disappear; to fall down, collapse”

Hungarian törvény “law”

Proto-Eskimo *ułiR “to crack (open)”

Sumerian tar (237x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Old Babylonian)

wr. tar; tarar “to cut down; to untie, loosen; to cut; to scatter, disperse;

to decide”. Same etymology as törni.

Hungarian tőzeg “peat, turf”

Proto-Inuit *tutuk “dirt”

Sumerian de (702x: ED IIIa, ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early

Old Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. de2 “to pour; to winnow” + sig

(836x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. sig10 “to

cast” (double-word?), or ze, wr. ze2 “dirt” [?]

Hungarian tudni “to know (a fact), to be able to”

Proto-Uralic *tumte- “feel, to touch, to touch upon”

Eskimo-Aleut tucaR- (< *tut-jaR-) “to hear”

Aleut tut(a)- “to hear, to feel”

Sumerian zu (964x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. zu “to

know; to learn”

Akkadian edūm (double-word?)

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