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Proto-Altaic: *ši̯ŭ́r[e]
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to rub, polish
Russian meaning: тереть, полировать
Turkic: *sür(-t)-
Mongolian: *sürči-
Tungus-Manchu: *šürü- (/*šurü-)
Korean: *sɨ̀rh-
Japanese: *súr-
Comments: SKE 238. Mong. may be < Turk., see Щербак 1997, 198. The genuine reflex may be Mong. *sir- (Khalkha šürge-, Kalm. šürgǝ- 'to rub off', WMong. sirgü-, KW 371; Khalkha širǖn, Kalm. šürǖn, WMong. sireɣün 'rough, shaggy'; WMong. sirbe- 'to sweep') - although the -i- vowel here is not quite clear. The root generally displays some variation between *ši̯ŭ́re and *ši̯ŭ́ru.

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