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Proto-Altaic: *i̯àrgi ( ~ -o)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: wild beast of prey
Russian meaning: назв. хищного животного
Tungus-Manchu: *iarga
Korean: *írhì
Comments: A Tung.-Kor. isogloss. In Kor. one has to suppose a secondary monophthongization (*jǝ́rhì > *írhì), cf. the attested Old Koguryo *yaši ( = *yarhi) 'wolf' (see Miller 1979, 10).

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