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Proto-Altaic: *gā̀ŕV
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: wild goose
Russian meaning: дикий гусь
Turkic: *Kāŕ
Tungus-Manchu: *gār(u)a
Comments: EAS 113, Poppe 18, Цинциус 1972, 6, АПиПЯЯ 80, Лексика 171, TMN 3, 387 ("onomatopoetisch"). The Turk. form is probably contaminated with *Kās == TM *gasa 'crane, duck', which should explain the exceptional preservation of vowel length. See also comments to *ki̯ujilV and *gi̯ằla.

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