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Proto-Altaic: *bēle ( ~ -i)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: waist, lap
Russian meaning: талия, передняя часть бедер
Turkic: *bẹ̄l(k)
Mongolian: *belkeɣü
Tungus-Manchu: *belge
Comments: Poppe 76, Дыбо 306, Мудрак Дисс. 69, Лексика 269. A Western isogloss. Doerfer (TMN 2, 416) cannot say anything but "kaum dürfte das Wort auf ein "altaisches" *belke zurückgehen". Cf. also WMong. beldüge, Kalm. böldǝgn 'die Weichen' (KW 56).

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