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Proto-Altaic: *kā́la ( ~ k`-, -e-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: heap, to pile up
Russian meaning: куча, слой, накладывать
Turkic: *Kāla-
Mongolian: *kali-
Korean: *kari-
Comments: The meaning 'overflow' in Mong. is probably secondary ( < 'pour too much, pile up very high').

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