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Eurasiatic: *ḳiwlV
Meaning: hear, ear
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *k'leu̯-
Altaic: *k`ū̀jlu ( ~ -o)
Uralic: *kule
Kartvelian: *q̇ur-
Dravidian: *kejḷ- (also *kev- 'ear' 531)
Chukchee-Kamchatkan: *quɫi- 'voice, song'
Comments: [But for Kartv. cf. also PU *kowra; PD *kur_ 'ear, ear-ring' 1823, see ND 1939 *q̇uR(w)V; for CK, NY cf. *Ḳä[lH]ä].
References: МССНЯ 366; ND 1036 *Ḳe[h]ul(y)E 'hear'. Drav. *kev- is attributed in ND 1229 to *Ḳ[aʔe]wV 'to hear, notice' - but that root hardly exists; see *ḲVwV 'shout, sound'.

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