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Ural-Altaic or Eurasiatic cognatesEdit

Estonian valge, Finnish valkea, Hungarian világ, etc. were derived from the common Finno-Ugric root *walke, originally meaning "illumination." Furthermore, the Ural-Altaic or Eurasiatic cognates may probably include Korean 밝다 (balg-da, bak-) "to be bright, illuminating," and 박쥐 (bag-jwi, bak-) "bat" from obsolete spelling 밝쥐 (balg-jwi, bak-), literally meaning "bright (eyed) rat," which might be also cognate with Middle English bakke. --KYPark 14:18, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

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