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Eurasiatic: *ṭVŕV
Meaning: earth, dust
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *tēr-os- (?)
Altaic: *t`ōŕe (cf. also *t`ēŕu)
Kartvelian: *mṭwe[r]- (hardly Georg. txur- - just as txun-, obviously derived < tixa 'dirt, earth')
Dravidian: *tur-
Eskimo-Aleut: *tar-(r)u-
Comments: For PA *t`ēŕu 'dirt' cf. PIE *der- 'faeces'?
References: ND 2422 *ṭoχ/quryV 'dirt, be dirty', 2430 *ṭUryV 'litter, dirt, dust' (hardly different).

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