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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ắŕme
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: fat
Russian meaning: жир
Turkic: *Kiaŕɨ
Mongolian: *karbin
Tungus-Manchu: *ximū-ŋkse
Korean: *kìrɨ́m
Japanese: *kuama
Comments: KW 178, Poppe 17, 96 (Turk.-Mong.; but it should be noted that the TM forms (Evk. kalbiŋ etc., see ТМС 1, 365) < Mong. (cf. Doerfer MT 100), while the Kor. kalbi 'rib' does not belong here at all (see under *kéra), АПиПЯЯ 296, Дыбо 6, Мудрак Дисс. 193. In OJ koma ( < *kǝma) would be expected; the diphthong (OJ kwoma) is perhaps due to the influence of the medial cluster.

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