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Proto-Altaic: "*bi{_}ujri" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Altaic: *bi̯ujri
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: well, spring
Russian meaning: колодец, источник
Mongolian: *bürü-dü
Tungus-Manchu: *bira
Korean: *ù-
Japanese: *bì
Comments: Whitman 1985, 139, 245 (Kor.-Jpn.). Loss of final resonant in Kor. makes us reconstruct the medial -j-, which also explains several other phenomena: *-i-vowel in PTM (-u- would be expected after a labial); *b- in PJ (*p- would be expected before i). Korean has also lost the initial *b-, as in some other cases; cf. in this respect the interesting Old Koguryo and Silla forms: Old Koguryo *wöl, Silla *ŏl (see Miller 1979, 9). Jpn. *bì < *bi̯ujr(i)-gV.

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