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Proto-Altaic: *k`ī̀jĺu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to deviate, slant
Russian meaning: отклоняться, скашиваться
Turkic: *Kɨjĺ-
Mongolian: *kelbe-, *kilu-
Tungus-Manchu: *xī(l)-
Japanese: *kùsù-
Comments: KW 244, EAS 108, TMN 1, 472. The Jpn. form is phonetically a good match; as for the meaning, one has to suppose a development 'slanting, deviating' > 'strange'.

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