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Proto-Altaic: *kū̀rV
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to cut out, sharp
Russian meaning: вырезать, острый
Turkic: *Kurč
Mongolian: *kurča
Tungus-Manchu: *kōri-
Comments: KW 199. A Western isogloss. Doerfer (TMN 3, 441) (and Clark 1980, 43) regard Mong. as borrowed from Turk. (saying that the original meaning in Turkic is 'steel' - which is not the case, see EDT 647). On a possible Jpn. reflex see under *k`[ŭ]ri. {ND 1154 gives WMo kürü- 'sharpen an arrow'.}

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