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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *turu
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: pole, mast; sacred pole, place
Russian meaning: столб, мачта; шаманский шест, место жертвоприношения
Evenki: turu
Negidal: tojo
Spoken Manchu: turā 'post' (460)
Literary Manchu: tura
Jurchen: tur-ra (208)
Ulcha: tụra
Orok: toro
Nanai: toro, tora
Solon: törö 'door-post'
Comments: ТМС 2, 221 (some forms were possibly influenced by Mong. tura < Turk. tura, but on the whole loan is hardly acceptable, see Doerfer MT 38). Evk. > Dolg. turū 'sacred pole' (see Stachowski 233).

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