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Proto-Altaic: *sĭ́lgù
Meaning: to tremble, quiver, be benumbed
Russian meaning: дрожать, цепенеть
Turkic: *silk-
Mongolian: *silgeɣe-
Tungus-Manchu: *silgü-
Korean: *sir-
Japanese: *súkúm-
Comments: EAS 71, 122, KW 357, SKE 233, 235, Poppe 30, 76. Mong. is hardly borrowed from Turkic, despite Щербак 1997, 144; Tung. is hardly borrowed from Mong., despite Doerfer MT 46. The meaning in Kor. and Jpn. may reflect the influence of another root, PA *saŕi q. v.; in Jpn. there is an additional contamination with *sĭ́k`u 'press' q. v.

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