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Eurasiatic: *[š]irP(T)V ?
Meaning: fibre, thick hair
Altaic: *sirp`a (?*sirp`ta or *sirt`a)
Uralic: *širtV (*šürtV)
Kartvelian: *ć̣arb-
Comments: Kartv. - quite irregular (or indeed 2 roots?)
References: ND 2170 *šü/iRdV 'fibre (used as thread)' (+ Arab.?); 2224 *ŝe/i[ʔV]RbV 'coarse hair, eyebrow' (Alt. + Kartv. + Sem.).

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