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Proto-Altaic: *p`ṓle
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: wet, succulent; grass, plant
Russian meaning: влажный, сочный; трава
Turkic: *ȫl
Tungus-Manchu: *pul-
Korean: *pɨ̀rh-
Comments: EAS 56, SKE 215, Poppe 110, KW 295, VEWT 371, Цинциус 1984, 47-48. АПиПЯЯ 296. Cf. also Old Koguryo *pä(l)lŏk- 'green', see Miller 1979, 9. The etymology seems quite satisfactory, despite Doerfer's (TMN 2, 161-162) critical attempts ("semantisch nicht ganz befriedigende Vergleich").

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