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Proto-Altaic: *gi̯óro ( ~ -ŕ-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to cut, carve, shear
Russian meaning: резать; измельчать, ломать
Mongolian: *gur-
Tungus-Manchu: *giri-
Japanese: *kár-
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 288, Miller-Street 1975, 108ff (with a somewhat different distribution of roots). MKor. kằr-hằi- < *kǝ̀r-hằi- through assimilation (?). The root tends to contaminate with a number of similar roots: see *k`ĭ̀rka, *k`ĭ̀régV, *kìro.

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