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Proto-Altaic: *k`ṓli
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: lake, basin
Russian meaning: озеро, водоем
Turkic: *[k]ȫl
Mongolian: *küjil-sü
Tungus-Manchu: *xule-
Korean: *kằrắm
Comments: ОСНЯ 1, 306. The Turk. root may also be of a Persian origin (see TMN 3, 645-646). Mong. *küjil- < *küli-l- (with regular dissimilation). Kor. *kằrắm < *kòrắm (with vowel assimilation); cf. also Old Koguryo *kŭăl 'river' (see Miller 1979, 8).

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