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Proto-Altaic: *k`írù
Meaning: saddle
Russian meaning: седло
Turkic: *kürtün
Mongolian: *kira
Korean: *kìrɨ́má
Japanese: *kúrà
Comments: An interesting common Altaic cultural term. In Turkic one has to suppose secondary labialization (*kürtün < *kirtün); otherwise correspondences are quite regular.

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