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Proto-Altaic: *tā́lV
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to lick
Russian meaning: лизать
Turkic: *dāla-
Mongolian: *dol[u]ɣa-
Tungus-Manchu: *dala-
Comments: EAS 50-51, Poppe 22, 74, Дыбо 13, Мудрак Дисс. 186; TMN 4, 186 ("lautgesetzlich unwahrscheinlich"). A Western isogloss. The Turk. reflex of the root is usually assumed to be *jālga- 'to lick' - which, however, also matches very well PA *ǯā́lV 'saliva, swallow' and should be rather attributed there. In Pre-Turk. we have to postulate a semantic shift 1) 'lick' > 'bite'; 2) 'saliva(te)' > 'lick'.

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