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Proto-Altaic: *píla
Meaning: to rub, plaster
Russian meaning: тереть, мазать
Mongolian: *bila-
Tungus-Manchu: *pilki-
Korean: *pằrằ-
Japanese: *pár-
Comments: Martin 238 (Kor.-Jpn.). Irregular vowel in Korean (*parV- would be expected) can be probably explained by vowel assimilation, as well as by secondary adjustment of this root to părăm 'wall' q. v.

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