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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯ū́ĺa
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: sable, squirrel
Russian meaning: соболь, белка
Turkic: *kīĺ
Mongolian: *kulgana
Tungus-Manchu: *xulu-kī
Comments: Дыбо 9, Лексика 163. A Western isogloss (cf. perhaps OJ kase 'sea-urchin'?). In Turkic one has to suppose a secondary fronting *kīĺ < *kɨ̄ĺ (a rather frequent phenomenon).

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