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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯úrge ( ~ -o)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to feed, eat
Russian meaning: кормить, есть
Turkic: *KUr(g)-
Mongolian: *korgan
Tungus-Manchu: *xürgi-
Japanese: *kúrá-p-
Comments: The TM and Japanese evidence is rather in favour of the original verbal nature of the root, with the meaning 'fat food, fat' secondarily developed in Mong. (as well as in TM).

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