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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *CVrV
Meaning: to scratch
Altaic: *či̯ŭru ( ~ -a) (or *č`iŕV)
Uralic: *šara ? (cf. also *serV 'to comb')
Kartvelian: *crec- (or *ć̣er- 231, *čxer- 289)
Dravidian: *Cīr- (+ Kann. cīraṇa 'small chisel')
Comments: Cf. *SUrV.
References: ND 365 *c̣iryV 'scratch/chisel' (Kartv. *ć̣er- + Alt. *č`iŕV + Kann. + ?Sem. *c̣ūr-/*c̣īr- 'fashion, shape'); ND 406 *č[i]GRV 'stop up, thrust' (Kartv. čxer- + Mong. čirɣa- + Sem.). Certainly more than one root, but hard to sort out.
nostret-meaning,nostret-alt,nostret-ura,nostret-kart,nostret-drav,nostret-notes,nostret-reference,

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