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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *sìlá
Meaning: (almost) completely, additionally
Russian meaning: (почти) полностью, дополнительно
Turkic: *sil ?
Mongolian: *sila
Tungus-Manchu: *sila
Japanese: *sàrá
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 276. Martin (1996, 237) compares the Jpn. form with Kor. sái 'new', but this word has probably a different origin (see *zèjńa). The Turkic form is very poorly attested (only in MK's phrase) and somewhat dubious.

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