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Proto-Altaic: *siju
Meaning: ear-ring
Russian meaning: ушная серьга
Turkic: *sɨrga
Mongolian: *süji-ken
Tungus-Manchu: *sia-kan
Comments: A Western isogloss. It looks as if it were derived from *sī́ju 'bite, break' q. v. - lit. 'an ear-biter' (?).

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