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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯ure
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: flea
Russian meaning: блоха
Turkic: *bürče / *bürge
Mongolian: *bürge
Korean: *pjǝ̀rók
Comments: KW 71, SKE 198, ОСНЯ 2, 99-100, Лексика 183. In Turkic one would rather expect *bir-: this variant is indeed reflected in most Oghuz languages; others may have reintroduced -ü- under Mongolian influence.

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