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Proto-Turkic: *dẹ̄l(b)ü-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: mad, stupid
Russian meaning: сумасшедший, глупый
Old Turkic: telve (OUygh.)
Karakhanid: telve (MK, KB); telü (MK-Oghuz)
Turkish: deli
Tatar: tile, (КСТТ) tilbä
Middle Turkic: telve (Abush., Sangl.)
Uzbek: telba
Uighur: tälvä 'sporty'
Azerbaidzhan: däli
Turkmen: dǟli, telbe
Chuvash: tiler- 'to become mad, enraged'
Tofalar: telemir, teleŋ
Kirghiz: teli; delbe 'stagger'
Kazakh: delbe 'stagger'
Noghai: teli; delbe 'stagger'
Bashkir: tile, tilbä 'stagger'
Balkar: teli
Gagauz: deli
Karaim: deli, teli
Karakalpak: delbe 'stagger'
Kumyk: deli
Comments: EDT 493, VEWT 472, ЭСТЯ 3, 214-216, TMN 3, 660-662. The forms meaning 'stagger' reveal some irregularities (notably, voiced d- in some Kypchak forms), perhaps due to interdialectal borrowing.

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