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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ā̀re
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of insect
Russian meaning: вид насекомого
Turkic: *K(i)arɨnč-ɣa
Mongolian: *kürid
Tungus-Manchu: *xīrükte
Korean: *kằr-kǝ̀mɨ́i
Japanese: *kìrì(n)kíri-su
Comments: An expressive root, often reduplicated and with not quite regular correspondences, esp. in the Kor.-Jpn. area. Cf. also *k`i̯ṓro (with possible contaminations).

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