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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *xeri- / *xeru-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to rake up 2 to sweep
Russian meaning: 1 сгребать 2 подметать
Evenki: eru- 1
Even: er- 1
Negidal: ej- 1
Literary Manchu: eri- 2
Ulcha: xeru- 1
Orok: xeri- 1
Nanai: xeti- 1 (*xer-či-)
Oroch: ei- 1
Udighe: eju, ejeu 'shovel'
Solon: erū̃ 'shovel'
Comments: ТМС 2, 462. Despite Doerfer MT 21 the word has nothing to do with Mong. erü- 'to dig' (see under *p`i̯ŏ̀ŕe).

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