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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ălgi
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: net, sieve
Russian meaning: сеть, сито
Turkic: *ĕlge-
Tungus-Manchu: *alga
Korean: *ǝrkǝmi
Comments: EAS 145, SKE 53 (Kor. is somewhat doubtful: KED 1142 has only ǝlgɨm čhe 'rough sieve' - lit. 'pock-marked sieve').
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *ĕlge-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to sift; 2 sieve
Russian meaning: сито, просеивать
Old Turkic: elge- 1 (OUygh.)
Karakhanid: elge- 1 (MK), ele- 1 (IM), elek 2 (IM)
Turkish: ele- 1, elek 2
Tatar: ilɛ- 1, ilɛk 2
Middle Turkic: ele- 1, elek 2 (Sangl.)
Uzbek: ela- 1, elak 2
Uighur: ägli- 1, älgäk 2
Azerbaidzhan: älä- 1, äläk 2
Turkmen: ele- 1, elek 2
Khakassian: ilge- 1, ilgek 2
Shor: ele- 1, elek 2
Oyrat: elge- 1, elgek 2
Halaj: häjlä- 1, häjläk 2
Chuvash: alla- 1, alla 2
Tuva: egle- / elge- 1
Tofalar: elge- 1, elgek 2
Kirghiz: ele-, elge- 1, elek, elgek 2
Kazakh: ele- 1, elek 2
Noghai: ele- 1, elek 2
Bashkir: ile- 1, ilek 2
Balkar: ele- 1, elek 2
Gagauz: iele- 1, ielek 2
Karaim: ele-, öle- 1, elek, ölek 2
Karakalpak: ele- 1, elek 2
Salar: elex 2 (ССЯ 324)
Kumyk: ele- 1, elek 2
Comments: EDT 143, VEWT 40, ЭСТЯ 1, 261-263, Егоров 24. The behaviour of the internal cluster is phonetically normal (not on a morphemic boundary). Turk. *elgek > WMong. elgeg, Kalm. elgǝg (KW 119, TMN 2, 118, Щербак 1997, 114).
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *alga
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: net
Russian meaning: сеть
Evenki: alga
Literary Manchu: alGan
Ulcha: arGa
Nanai: alGa
Oroch: agga
Solon: alga
Comments: ТМС 1, 30. TM > Dag. algan, alxan (Тод. Даг. 119). Nan. > Russ. Siber. algá (Аникин 82).
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *ǝrkǝmi
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a coarse sieve
Russian meaning: грубое сито
Modern Korean: ǝlgǝmi
Comments: SKE 53.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *alVki
Meaning: sieve, leak
Indo-European: *(ǝ)leg( ́)-
Altaic: *alki
Dravidian: *aḷ- (?)
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *leg(')-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to leak
Germanic: *lik-a- adj., *lik-a- vb., *lak-ja- vb., etc.
Celtic: *leg-, *lekto-, *logā- > OIr legaim `löse mich auf, zergehe, schmelze', fo-llega `(die Tinte) läufte aus'; logaim `faule'; Cymr llaith `feucht', dad-leithio `schmelzen, zergehen lassen'
Russ. meaning: пропускать воду, просачиваться
References: WP II 422 f
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *lika-, *likan-, *lakjan- etc.
Meaning: leak
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: lek-r `leck'; leki m. `Öffnung wodurch Wasser sickert'; leka st. `lecken, rinnen'; leka wk. `Leck machen'
Norwegian: dial. lek; leke; leka vb.
Swedish: dial. läka `Leck, Riss'
Old English: hlec (sic!) `leck'; lecc(e)an `benetzen'
Middle English: leken
English: leak
Old Frisian: bi-leka `austrocknen'
East Frisian: Fris lek sbs.
Middle Dutch: lac 'leck'; leck adj.; lecken; lēken st. `lekken, doorsijpelen, druppelen'
Dutch: lek adj.; lek n.; lekken; { leken }
Middle Low German: leck adj., lak ds.; leken `das Wasser durchlassen', lecken `seihen'
Low German: leck `leck'; leck sbs.
Old High German: lech; ptc. ze(r)-lechen `verlechtzt, leck'
Middle High German: lëchen st./wk. 'austrocknen, vor trockenheit risse bekommen und flüssigkeit durchlassen; verschmachten', lëcken wk. 'benetzen; mit dem badwedel streichen'
German: leck < LG
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1126
Root: leg-1
English meaning: to drip, ooze, flow out
German meaning: `tröpfeln, sickern, zergehen'
Material: Arm. lič `Sumpf' (*lēgi̯ā);

    air. legaim `löse mich auf, zergehe, schmelze', fo-llega `(die Tinte) läuft aus', dī-leg- (3. Sg. do-lega) `zerstören, vernichten', dīlgend `Vernichtung', mcymr. dílein (*dē-leg-ni-) ds., dileith ds., cymr. llaith, bret. leiz (*lekto-) `feucht', cymr. dad-leithio `schmelzen', air. lecht `Tod', cymr. llaith `letum, caedes, nex' als `*Auflösung', lleas `Tod' (*leg-astu-); vielleicht auch als Kaus. air. do-luigim (*logei̯ō) `lasse nach, verzeihe', dílgud `Verzeihung';

    aisl. lekr `leck', leki m. `Leck', ags. hlec (mit falschem h) `leck', nhd. (eigentlich ndd.) Leck, Adj. lech und (ndd.) leck, mnd. lak, aisl. leka stark. V. `das Wasser durchlassen', mnd. leken ds., ahd. ze(r)lechen `zerlechzt, leck', mhd. lechen `Flussigkeit durchlassen, vor Trockenheit Risse bekommen, verschmachten' (lechezen `austrocknen', eigentlich `ausrinnen', nhd. lechzen); Kaus. *lakjan in ags. leccan `benetzen', mnd. lecken `seihen', mhd. lecken `benetzen'; mnd. lak m. n. `Fehler, Mangel, Gebrechen', mengl. lac, nengl. lack ds., afries. lec `Schade'; dehnstufig aisl. lø̄kr m. `Bach', norw. auch `Pfütze'.

References: WP. II 422 f.
Pages: 657
PIE database: PIE database
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *aḷ-
Meaning : to sprinkle, bail out
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-Telugu : *al-uk-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *aḷ-k-
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *aḷ-nǯ-
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *al-uk-
Meaning : to sprinkle, scatter (rice, etc., in a net to lure birds)
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu (Krishnamurti) : aluku
Number in DED : 305
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *aḷ-k-
Meaning : to sprinkle
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami (Setumadhava Rao) : alk-
Naikri : aḷk-
Parji : alk-
Number in DED : 305
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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *aḷ-nǯ-
Meaning : to bail out
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Pengo-Manda : *ṛanǯ-
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *aḷ-nǯ-
Notes : The root existed in PK only with the suffix *-nj-.
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Pengo-Manda etymology :

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Proto-Pengo-Manda : *ṛanǯ-
Meaning : to bail out (water) by sprinkling
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Manda : ṛanj-
Number in DED : 305
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *aḷ-nǯ-
Meaning : to sprinkle; to bail out
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : lānja (lānji-) "to sprinkle, scatter around; n. sprinkling"
Khuttia Kui : lanj- "to bail water with hands"
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : rānjali "to bail out"
Kuwi (Schulze) : lanjinai "to scatter, speckle"
Sunkarametta Kuwi : ṛanj- "to bail out (pool, by sprinkling action)"
Notes : Vowel lengthening in Kui and Kuwi_F is secondary, as shown by external data; the reasons of this, however, are unknown.
Number in DED : 305
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