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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *čial-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to be unable 2 to choke 3 exhausted 4 to stumble (while going down the hill)
Russian meaning: 1 не мочь 2 застревать в горле, давиться 3 истощенный 4 спотыкаться (при спуске с горы)
Evenki: čelgek 3, čelē- 4
Even: čelgъk- 'break (limb)'
Literary Manchu: čili- 2
Ulcha: čị̄la- 1
Nanai: čị̄la- 1
Oroch: čīla- 1
Comments: ТМС 2, 393, 420. The peculiar vocalism is best explained by supposing *čial-. Cf. also *čulug- (ТМС 2, 413) < *čialug- (?).

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