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Proto-Altaic: *k`ìri
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: dirt, dirty
Russian meaning: грязь, грязный
Turkic: *kir
Mongolian: *kir
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)ir-
Japanese: *kìtà-nà-
Comments: KW 232, АПиПЯЯ 73, Martin 230. Mong. may be < Turk. (cf. Щербак 1997, 127). Cf. also Turk. *Keŕ 'bottom thief' (ЭСТЯ 5, 20), which Tekin (1979, 126) links with Mong. kerčire 'mud, silt': both may actually belong to the same Altaic root.

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