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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *[š]ehŕa
Meaning: to wake
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *sēr- 'to guard'
Altaic: *sā́ŕi
Uralic: *šerV- 'wake' (SKES 71)
Kartvelian: zar- (+zer- 1208)
Eskimo-Aleut: *ciʁǝ- 'hope'?
Comments: Expected *š in Kartv.
References: МССНЯ 331, 333, ОСНЯ 2, 107-108; ND 2172 *šehŕE 'to be awake, watch, feel'; 2757 *ʒ́[E]hrV 'to see, know' (Kartv. + Sem.).

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