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Proto-Yenisseian: *sur
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: red, blood
Ket: śūĺam1 'red', śūĺ 'blood'
Yug: surbɛ:hs4 (pl. -bɛsn5) 'red', sur 'blood'
Kottish: šurumaičei "to paint red", šur (pl. šūraŋ) 'blood', (Бол.) šur id.; Ass. šurama (М., Сл., Срсл., Кл.) "red"
Arin: sur (Лоск.) "blood"; t́gura (Срсл.), t́ūra (М., Сл., Кл.) "red"; (Лоск.) tula "redly"
Pumpokol: túlsi (Сл., Кл.,), túlzi (Срсл.,) "red"
Comments: ССЕ 278. The Yenisseian words for "blood" and "red" are obviously derived from the same root. Therefore quite strange is the opposition sur "blood" : tura "red" in Arin (with a quite ireegular t- in the adjective Anlaut). The original *sura "red" in this language could have contaminated with some other root, most probably, *tu "raw" (q.v.); or else we are dealing with an old loanword from Pumpokol, where the reflex t- is regular. Werner 2, 219 <*suʎ>.

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