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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ǯi̯ū́lu (~ -a)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to slide; smooth, slippery
Russian meaning: скользить;скользкий, гладкий
Turkic: *jɨ̄l-
Mongolian: *ǯil-
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯulV-
Comments: EAS 65-66, KW 110, ТМС 1, 272, VEWT 200 (but the Kor. form čičči-da, despite SKE 37, hardly belongs here), АПиПЯЯ 285; hardly justified is Doerfer's criticism in TMN 4, 254-255. A Western isogloss. For the Turk. forms meaning 'snake' cf. alternatively TM *sulama / *salama 'snake' (ТМС 2, 57) - if the latter is not borrowed from Russ. dial. саломея 'a mythical snake'.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *jɨ̄l-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to creep 2 snake
Russian meaning: 1 ползать 2 змея
Old Turkic: jɨlan 2 (Orkh., OUygh.)
Karakhanid: jɨlan (MK) 2
Turkish: jɨlan 2
Tatar: jɨl- 1, jɨlan 2
Middle Turkic: jɨl- 1 (Vam.), jɨlan 2 (Pav. C.)
Uzbek: ǯil- 1, ilɔn 2
Uighur: ilan 2
Sary-Yughur: jilan 2
Azerbaidzhan: ilan 2
Turkmen: jɨlān 2
Khakassian: čɨl- 1, čɨlan 2
Shor: čɨlan 2
Oyrat: d́ɨl- 1
Chuvash: śǝʷlen 2
Yakut: sɨ̄l- 1
Tuva: čɨl- 1, čɨlan 2, dial. čulan
Tofalar: čɨl- 1, čulan 2
Kirghiz: ǯɨl- 1, ǯɨlan 2
Kazakh: žɨlan 2
Noghai: jɨlan 2
Bashkir: jɨlan 2
Balkar: žɨlan 2
Gagauz: jɨlan 2
Karaim: jɨlan 2
Karakalpak: žɨlan 2
Salar: jilɨn 2
Kumyk: jɨlan 2
Comments: VEWT 200, EDT 930-1, ЭСТЯ 4, 40-41, 277, Лексика 180. Turk. > MMong. (MA) jilan (see Щербак 1997, 164). Mong. ǯilu-, ǯulu- 'roll away, move away' may be related or borrowed < Turk.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *ǯil-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: smooth, level
Russian meaning: гладкий, ровный
Written Mongolian: ǯilim, ǯilum, (L 1055: ǯildam 'level')
Khalkha: ǯildem
Buriat: želeger
Kalmuck: ǯilṃ
Comments: KW 110.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *ǯulV-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 smooth 2 naked
Russian meaning: 1 гладкий 2 голый
Evenki: ǯulā-kin 2
Even: ǯụlaqqan 2
Solon: ǯulu-brēx 1, ǯụlāxĩ 2
Comments: ТМС 1, 272-273.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *[ʒ]VlV
Meaning: slide, creep
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *tsel-
Altaic: *ǯi̯ū́lu (~ -a)
Kartvelian: *zirṭ-
Comments: Expected *ź in Kartv.
References: МССНЯ 356; ND 2724 *ʒ́iXl̄V 'creep, crawl' (+ Sem.), 2726 *ʒ́Vl̄(i)KE 'to slip, slide'. [Cf. also Georg. ʒvr- 'kriechen, klettern', NDr *corg- 'to move, creep forward' in ND 2750 *ʒ́or[U] 'crawl, climb' + Berb.].
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *tsel-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to creep
Old Indian: tsárati `to approach stealthily, creep on, sneak', tsáru- m. `crawling animal'
Avestan: srvant-, sravant- `schleichend, anschleichend'
Armenian: solim, aor. solechaj `serpo, repo, delabor, defluo; trahor', solun `humi serpens, repens; claudus'
Baltic: *sel-ē̂- (*sel-a-) vb.
Russ. meaning: ползти
References: WP II 505 f
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1675
Root: sel-5
English meaning: to sneak, creep
German meaning: `schleichen, kriechen'
Material: Ai. tsárati `schleicht, schleicht heran, beschleicht' mit Präfix [a]d-, tsáru m. `schleichendes Tier', av. srvant-, sravant- `schleichend, anschleichend' (Part. von ar. *tsr-au-, u-Erw. bzw. u-Präs.); so vielleicht auch arm. solim, Aor. solec̣ay `serpo, repo, delabor, trahor', solun `humi serpens, repens' (*t-sol- mit Wandel von ts- zu s-?); gr. ἐιλίποδας βου̃ς (Akk.) `schleppfüßig' (eigentlich `schleichfüßig', vgl.:) εἰλιτενής Beiwort der Quecke, `die sich schleichweise ausdehnende' (metr. Dehnungen für ἑλι-); alb. shligë `Schlange, Natter'; air. selige, mir.seilche (*seleki̯o-) `Schildkröte, Schnecke'; air. *selid `schleicht, kriecht', Verbalnomen sleith (*sleth aus *sl̥tā) `das Beschleichen einer schlafenden Frau', intled f. `Fallstrick' (*ind-ṡleth); nir. seilide `Schnecke' (air. *selit aus *sel-n̥tī); lit. selù, selė́ti `schleichen, leise auftreten'.
References: WP. II 505 f., Trautmann 255, M. O'Brien Et. celt. 3, 370 f.; E. Schneider WuS. 21, 166 ff.
Pages: 900
PIE database: PIE database
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *zirṭ-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: скользить
English meaning: to glide
Megrel: zirṭ-
Notes and references: В МССHЯ 356 сравнивается с ПИЕ *(t)sel- 'ползти', алт. *ǯɨlV- 'ползти, скользить' < ностр. *zilV.
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : CVLV
Meaning : to slide, creep
Eurasiatic : *ʒVlV
Afroasiatic : Sem. *zVħl-, *zVlg- 'creep, slide, slip'
Sino-Caucasian : *=īʒwVl
Austric : PAN *icir 'creep, crawl'.
African (misc.) : Bantu *-cèd- 'slip'.
Reference : ND 2724.
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *=īʒwVl
Meaning: to slide, stumble
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *=īʒwVɫ
Sino-Tibetan: *chVr
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *=īʒwVɫ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to fall, crumble; stumble, slide
Proto-Nakh: *=ōž-
Proto-Avaro-Andian: *zʷil- / *zʷir-
Proto-Tsezian: *=us- ( ~ -z-,-z:-)
Proto-Lak: zi=zi-
Proto-Dargwa: *=iʒ- ( ~ -z-)
Notes: Reconstructed for the PEC level. Correspondences are regular.
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Nakh etymology :

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Proto-Nakh: *=ōž-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to fall
Chechen: =ōž-
Ingush: =ož-
Batsbi: =ož-
Comments: Dur. *=ēbž- is reflected in Bacb. =ebž- 'to fall'.
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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *zʷil- / *zʷir-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 to slide 2 to slip 3 to rub, rumple
Avar: zur- 3
Chadakolob: žur- 3
Chamalal: zod- 1
Tindi: zol- 2
Karata: zor- 1
Comments: Cf. also Tind. zʷē- 'to ski, to slide', Kar. Anch. zor-d- 'to slide'. Av. > Bezht. zurzi =ow- 'to rub'.
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Tsezian etymology :

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Proto-Tsezian: *=us- ( ~ -z-,-z:-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to roll, whirl; to run
Bezhta: =uz- (Khosh.)
Comments: Attested only in Bezht., but having probable external parallels.
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Lak etymology :

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Lak root: zi=zi-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to crumble, fall apart
Lak form: zi=zi-n
Comments: G. pr. zi=zu-nu. Cf. Khosr. zʷi=zʷi-n 'to be scattered'.
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Dargwa etymology :

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Proto-Dargwa: *=iʒ- ( ~ -z-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to crumble, fall apart
Chiragh: =iz- / =ilz-
Comments: Cf. also Chir. =iz- in =ize =aq- 'to pour, strew, scatter'.
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *chVr
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: slide
Tibetan: zir to slide down a snow-hill on the coat spread under.
Kachin: gumcun2 to slide, to slip down.
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