Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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

Hungarian kúszik “to climb; to crawl, to creep”

Proto-Yupik *ku(C)im∂- “to swim”

Sumerian kas4 “to run”

Hungarian kút “well”

Proto-Eskimo *kut∂ “to drop”

Akkadian kutū “vessel, jug”

Hungarian kutak “small, tiny”

Proto-Eskimo *kut∂ “to drop”

Akkadian qatnu “(to be) weak; (to be) low; (to be) thin”

Hungarian kutya “dog”

Proto-Eskimo *qiluγ- “to bark”

Sumerian kuda (5x: ED IIIa, Old Babylonian, 1st millennium) wr. kud-da “an

animal”

Hungarian küllő “spoke (of a wheel)”

Proto-Inuit *t∂γu(R)liq “handle”

Sumerian kul (3x: Old Babylonian) wr. kul “a handle”

Hungarian kürni “to bind, to tie, to be bound in the yoke (of oxen)”

Proto-Altaic *kèra- “to bind, to wind around”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *kärз- “to bind, to tie”

Yukagir c’olo- “to tie on, to add”

Sumerian gir, wr. gir11 “to yoke, harness”

Hungarian küsz “a kind of freshwater fish, Alburnus alburnus”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *kiśkз “a kind of small fish”

Proto-Eskimo *citu(C)aR “beluga”

Sumerian gizi (1x: ED IIIa) wr. gi-ziku6 “a fish”

Hungarian küszöb “threshold, doorstep”

Proto-Inuit *avluR∂q “threshold” [?], perhaps with metathesis sz – b > v – s and

rhotacism s > r.

Akkadian askuppu “threshold”

Hungarian küzdeni “to battle, to fight, to contend, to strive for”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *k8śз “game, race; to play, to race”

Proto-Eskimo *curδuγ- “to attack”

Sumerian gaz (402x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old

Babylonian, Old Babylonian) wr. gaz; gaz2; kaz8 “to kill, slaughter; to

grind, grate; to beat; to thresh (grain); to execute, impose a death

sentence; to break”

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