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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *[čw]VlɣV
Meaning: fox, weasel
Borean: Borean
Altaic: *čĕ́lV
Uralic: *śijele ?
Kartvelian: Georg. ǯilɣao 'red fox'
Comments: Expected *č- in Kartv. (assimilation?)
References: ND 2776 *ǯEɣl̄V ~ *ǯEl̄ɣV 'fox, weasel' ( + Arab.). [(AD) cf. also Drav. *źaḷ- 'pangolin'].

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