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Proto-Altaic: "*ărka" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Altaic: *erka
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to wrap, tie
Russian meaning: заворачивать, завязывать
Turkic: *Arka-
Mongolian: *arga-
Korean: *ǝ̀rk-
Comments: Cf. Nan. erĩ 'rope for binding up the yurt with ritual purposes' (ТМС 2,463), suggesting that *-k- may be originally a suffix. Despite Щербак 1997, 162, Mongolian forms are hard to explain as borrowed from Turkic.

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