Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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

Rhaet. word.

Hungarian kászu “a little container or pot made of bark”

Proto-Eskimo *ka(C)∂Ru(R) “(birch) bark”

Sumerian kasu (4x: Old Akkadian, Ur III) wr. gu2-zi; dugKU.ZI; duggu2-zi;

dugka-a-su; dugKA.ZI “goblet; bowl”

Akkadian kāsu

Hungarian katáng “a plant with sky-blue coloured flowers arranged in a

nest-like shape, cichory”

Proto-Eskimo *q∂t∂ŋŋun “half-sibling”. Obviously, the nest-like shape of the plant

made its name.

Sumerian gid (13x: Ur III, Old Babylonian, Middle Babylonian) wr. gid2 “to

drag, tow (a boat upstream); to pass along, transfer; to flay?; to milk”.

The cichory plant contains a milky liquid.

Hungarian kazán “boiler”

Osman kazan “boiler, cauldron”

Chuvash xuran “boiler, cauldron, kettle”

Proto-Eskimo *qaltaR “bucket”

North Alaskan Inuit qattaq “water barrel with lid”

Sumerian hurum (3x: Old Babylonian) wr. hu-ru-um “a designation of a pot”

Hungarian -ke (diminutive suffix)

Proto-Uralic *-kk (diminutive formant)

Chukotko-Kamch. qaej-/quaej “small, young”

Sumerian genna (4x: Old Babylonian) wr. genna “small”

Hungarian kebel “bosom, breast; lap”

Proto-Altaic *kepV “upper part of body, trunk”

Eskimo-Aleut uvin∂γ “body, skin”

Chukotko-Kamch. uvik(i) “body”, uvig-ril “trunk”

Sumerian gaba (821x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old

Babylonian, Old Babylonian, Middle Babylonian, 1st millennium) wr.

gaba “breast, chest; frontier”

Hungarian kéd-: ekkédig “until now”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *kentз, *käntз “time”

Proto-Eskimo *qaŋa “when”

Sumerian kid (6x: Old Babylonian) wr. kid7 “to cut, fell”

Hungarian kedv “mood”, kedves “nice, friendly”, kedvenc “favourite”, kegy

“favour, mercy”, kegyelni “to love, to like”

Proto-Ugric *k8ntз “mood”

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