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Proto-Altaic: *ki̯ujilV
Meaning: a k. of bird
Russian meaning: вид птицы
Mongolian: *kojil-
Tungus-Manchu: *kilu-
Korean: *kɨ́irjǝ́kí ( ~ *kɨ́rjǝ́kí)
Japanese: *kiari ( ~ *kairi)
Comments: Poppe 1950, 575, Lee 1958, 114. In the Kor.-Jpn. area some confusion of this root with PA *gā̀ŕV 'wild goose' was possible.

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