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This is the third paper discussing the etyma concerning the ‘body’ (cf. Vacek 2005c, which also mentions a few individual etymologies mentioned on previous occasions; and Vacek 2006 in print). It is a part of a number of etymological studies concerning the basic lexicon (animals, basic verbs and the like, cf. Vacek 2001ff.). The body seems to have a number of parallel lexemes in Dravidian and Altaic. Here I have taken up just one etymon, whose relation to the ‘body’ is more complex. This parallel was noticed by me very early (Vacek 1981, par. 2.7.; at that time only Mo., and Ta. and Ko. words were mentioned). In the full extent of various forms in the individual languages (both Dravidian and Altaic) it may present a number of typical formal and semantic features of the Dravidian and Altaic comparison. In several of my latest papers the phonetic forms and correspondences have been discussed in greater detail (Vacek 2001ff., especially 2004b or 2006a; and also in the book on ‘water viscosity cold’, Vacek 2002). Important is the variation of the forms and the concept of phonetic ‘models’, which are conceived as forming a part of a continuum. Besides that some questions of Dravidian and Altaic were also discussed by K. H. Menges (1964, 1977, mainly with reference to Turkic). More recently K. V. Zvelebil (especially 1990, 1991, both with further references) touched upon some of the general issues concerning this subject.攀 It is further to be noted that Dravidian was also compared with Korean (Hulbert 1905; Clippinger 1984) and Japanese (Ohno 1980).攀攀