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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *rij (k-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dirt
Tibetan: dri filth, dirt, odor.
Burmese: krijh be dirty, filthy.
Kachin: khǝgrui3 dirt.
Lushai: KC *kri.
Lepcha: mă-ri dirt
Comments: Kanauri kri; Bahing ri, ǝri odor, ri-ku filth. Sh. 46, 132; Ben. 115. If OC 霾 *m_rǝ̄ 'dust storm' is related (cf. Lepcha mă-ri), the reconstructed form could be *riǝ̄.

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