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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ṗVlV
Meaning: wash, flow
Indo-European: *plewǝ- (also some forms < *pelǝ-; perhaps also *palw- 'mud, swamp')
Altaic: *p`ṓle
Uralic: *pilkV (pülkV) ( = Dolg. ND 1713 *pi/ül[w]V ~ *piwlV); cf. also Ug. *pOlV
Dravidian: *pòl- (cf. also Tam. pulumu, Tel. polampuni 'clean, wash')
References: ND 1692 *pUḷu 'to spring forth' (IE + wrong Alt.), 1702 *ṗol̄HE 'to be liquid, wet' (Alt + some IE + Brah, which can belong to *bVlV); 1713 *[ṗ]ül(uy)V 'to wash' (Ural.+Germ.+ Drav. *pUl- + Chad.).

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