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Proto-Altaic: *k`ĭrma ( ~ -u, -o)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: snow, hoar-frost
Russian meaning: снег, иней
Turkic: *Kɨr-
Mongolian: *kirmag
Tungus-Manchu: *xima-ŋsa
Comments: A Western isogloss. The etymology belongs to R. A. Miller (Miller 1985b) and O. Mudrak (Мудрак Дисс. 193) and presupposes a cluster simplification in PTM: *xima- < *xirma( = Mong. kirma-G).

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