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Proto-Altaic: *ǯiŕe
Meaning: metal; anvil
Russian meaning: металл; наковальня
Turkic: *jEŕ
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯirA
Comments: Лексика 405. A Turk.-Tung. isogloss; phonetically satisfactory, but not devoid of semantic problems ("metal" in PT vs. "tool for working metal" in PTM).

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