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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ī́ru
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to be ashamed, shy, hostile
Russian meaning: стыдиться, быть робким, настороженным
Turkic: *īr-
Mongolian: *(h)ir-ba-
Tungus-Manchu: *ire(n)te-
Korean: *ɨrɨ-
Japanese: *útúa-
Comments: One of many common Altaic verbs of emotion. Correspondences are quite regular, and the etymology seems reliable.

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