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Proto-Japanese: *súr-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to rub, whet, polish
Russian meaning: тереть, точить, полировать
Old Japanese: sur-
Middle Japanese: súr-
Tokyo: súr-
Kyoto: sùr-
Kagoshima: sùr-
Comments: JLTT 759. Modern dialects reflect *sùr- - due to a merger of *súr- 'rub' and *sùr- 'print, close up' which are clearly distinguished in RJ.

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