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Proto-Altaic: *gi̯ā́la
Meaning: to stay behind, be separated
Russian meaning: оставаться, отставать, отделяться
Turkic: *Kiāl-
Mongolian: *gal-
Tungus-Manchu: *giala-
Japanese: *kára-
Comments: The original meaning is well reconstructable as "to lag behind > become separated". The derivative *gi̯ā́la-kV 'separation, lagging' is reflected in PTM *giala-ku 'separated space, room' and the denominative *gal-gi- in Mongolian.

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