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Proto-Altaic: *si̯ū́jro
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: yellowish, light
Russian meaning: желтоватый, светлый
Turkic: *sūr
Mongolian: *sirga
Tungus-Manchu: *sür-
Korean: *sjǝ̄i-
Comments: Doerfer MT 241. The Mong. vocalism is not quite regular: perhaps -i- instead of u~o under the influence of the following *-j- (which has to be reconstructed to account for Kor. -i-).

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