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Borean (approx.) : PVLV
Meaning : shine, burn (several roots?)
Eurasiatic : *belV
Afroasiatic : *bVlVg- / *bVlVḳ-
Austric : PAN *balar 'pale, albino', *balaR 'pale, white'
Amerind (misc.) : *pali 'sun, shine' (R 705) [P H C Pa An E MP MG]; *pole 'white' (R 843) [Pa MT E MP]
African (misc.) : Bantu *-bád- 'shine'.
Reference : МССНЯ 363; ND 204; in ND 207 (*bäĺ[X]V 'boil, cook' a non-existent Alt. root is compared with Cush. *bll- 'boil' which may also be related somehow); GE *bel (+ NS); Guthrie 17.

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