Comments:KW 158, Poppe 52. Despite TMN 3, 579, Щербак 1997, 132 Mong. is hardly < Turk. Cf. also Evn. kēde 'friend' (ТМС 1, 443). The Kor. word is compared alternatively (JLTT 438) with OJ kara `clan, family', but the latter seems to have a better match in TM *kal-, see *kala.