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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯ŏ́li
Meaning: arm muscles
Russian meaning: мышцы рук
Turkic: *b(i)altɨr
Mongolian: *bul-čiŋ, *bul-čir-
Tungus-Manchu: *bola-n
Korean: *pằrh
Japanese: *píntì
Comments: Дыбо 313, Лексика 284. Martin 247, Whitman 210. The vocalism in Mong. *bul-či- is probably influenced by the descriptive root bul- (bult-, buld-, bült- etc.) 'to be swollen, swell', see *pi̯óla. Note that PT, Mong. and Jpn. reflect a common derivative *bi̯ol-t`i- (*bi̯oli-t`V-).

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