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Proto-Altaic: *ĺekleKV
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of aquatic bird
Russian meaning: вид водоплавающей птицы
Turkic: *[j]eglek
Mongolian: *deglej
Tungus-Manchu: *leg(l)ek-
Comments: A Western isogloss; no doubt, onomatopoeic in origin, but interlanguage loans seem to be excluded in this case.

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