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Proto-Altaic: *ĺep`a ( ~ -o, -u)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: feather, down, wool
Russian meaning: перо, пух
Turkic: *jAp
Mongolian: *daɣaki
Tungus-Manchu: *lepu-
Comments: Владимирцов 208. A Western isogloss. Possibly derived is the Turk.-Mong. name for "foal" ( < "down, hair fading"): Turk. *japak (ЭСТЯ 4, 159-160), Mong. daɣagan ( > Evk. daɣakan etc., see Doerfer MT 99), see KW 81, Poppe 47.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *jAp-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a mass of hair or wool
Russian meaning: масса, клубок волос или шерсти
Karakhanid: jap, japɣut, japaqu (MK)
Turkish: japaɨ
Tatar: jabaɣa
Middle Turkic: japaq (Ettuhf.)
Uzbek: ǯabiqa
Azerbaidzhan: japaq, japaɣɨ (dial.)
Turkmen: japaGɨ
Kirghiz: ǯabaɣa
Kazakh: žabaɣɨ
Noghai: jabaɣɨ
Bashkir: jabaɣɨ
Balkar: ǯabaɣɨ, zabaɣɨ
Gagauz: japā
Karaim: japaɣa
Karakalpak: žabaɣɨ
Kumyk: jabaɣɨ
Comments: EDT 870, 874-875, ЭСТЯ 4, 125-126. Turk. > Hung. gyapjú (< *ǯapaɣu), see Gombocz 1912.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *daɣaki
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: exuviation (of animals), tangled hair
Russian meaning: сброшенная кожа (животных), спутанные волосы
Written Mongolian: daɣaki (L 217), daki
Middle Mongolian: daqi (MA 139)
Khalkha: dāx́
Buriat: dāxi
Kalmuck: dākṛ-, dǟkṛ- 'to become tangled (of wool)'
Ordos: dāχi
Monguor: dākir 'touffe de poils enchevêtrés' (SM 41)
Comments: KW 81, 83.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *lepu-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 feather 2 down 3 bear 4 peltry
Russian meaning: 1 перо 2 пух 3 медведь 4 пушнина
Evenki: lepurē 1
Even: nebuli 'fluffy'
Negidal: lupulte 2
Spoken Manchu: lefǝ 3 (2203)
Literary Manchu: lefu 3
Jurchen: lefu (145) 3
Ulcha: nepulte 4
Orok: nepulte 4
Nanai: ńepulte 4
Oroch: nepukte 4
Udighe: lofos`o 2
Comments: ТМС 1, 518, 625. Cf. also TM *ńepu- 'warm' (ТМС 1, 355) ( < 'soft'?).
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *LVṗV
Meaning: soft, wet
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *lēibh- ? ( + *leib- 2323?)
Altaic: *ĺep`a
Uralic: *loppa (*luppa); cf. also *leppV , *ĺupša )
Kartvelian: *lab- (cf. also Georg. lub- 'emaciated, thin')
References: ND 1256 *LabV ~ *LayibV 'be soft', 1260 *LibħV 'wet' (hardly different). Hegedűs 1990, 97 *ĺup[V] (compares IE *(s)lab- > Gr. lápē etc.), Kartv. and Ur. *ĺupša).
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *lēibh-
Meaning: weak
Slavic: *lībīvъ(jь)
Baltic: *laîb-a- (1) adj., *leîb-a- adj., *laîb- vb. inch.
Germanic: *lei[b]-a- adj.
Russ. meaning: слабый
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: либи́вый,
Near etymology: ли́биво́й "хилый, слабый", либи́в, -а, либова́тый "невзрачный, незаметный", др.-русск., цслав. либивъ, либѣвъ λεπτός, gracilis, др.-чеш. libivý, liběvý "худой", кашуб. leby -- то же.
Further etymology: Родственно лит. líebas "хилый; тощий (напр. о лошади)", другая ступень вокализма: лит. láibas "тонкий", англос., др.-сакс. lêf "слабый, больной, немощный", но не лат. Libitīnа "богиня мертвых", вероятно, из этрусск. (В. Шульце (Lat. Eigenn. 480), Вальде--Гофм. (1, 794) против Хольтхаузена (KZ 48, 239); см. Буга, РФВ 67, 242; Траутман, ВSW 154; Бернекер 1, 716; М.--Э. 2, 401; Хольтхаузен, там же; IF 20, 323; Торп 571; Остен-Сакен, IF 33, 326). Др.-чеш. liběvý, согласно Ван-Вейку ("Slavia", 14, 510 и сл.), из *liběvъ от *liběti "худеть" -- образование, аналогичное величавъ. Далее сближают с лит. leĩlas "тонкий, стройный", лтш. liẽls "большой", лит. leĩnas "неупругий, некрепкий, слабый", lainas "тонкий, стройный", греч. λειρός ̇ ὁ ἰσχνός καὶ ὠχρός (Гесихий); см. Фик, ВВ, 1, 333; Бернекер, там же.
Trubachev's comments: [Ср. чеш. диал. (мор.) lebavý "плохой, пустой", о котором см. Махек, Еtуm. slovn., 260 и сл. -- Т.]
Pages: 2,492
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *laîb-a- (1) adj., *leîb-a- adj., *laîb- vb. inch.
Meaning: thin, weak
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: láiba- 'schlank, schmächtig, hager, dünn', líeba- 'dünnbeinig', láibti (-sta, -ō) 'schlanker, dünner werden'
Lettish: laĩbs 'dünn, schmächtig, schwach'
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *lei[b]-a-
Meaning: weak
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old English: lēf 'schwach, schwächlich, krank, leidend, matt'
Old Saxon: lēf 'schwach, schwächlich, krank, leidend, matt' }
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 1407
Proto: *loppa (*luppa)
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: wet, wetness
German meaning: feucht, nass; Feuchtigkeit, Nässe
Estonian: lopp (gen. lopa) 'Schnee mit Wasser gemischt', loputa- 'spülen, im Wasser bewegen, ausspülen'
Mordovian: lopavto-, lopafto- (E) 'nässen, einweichen', (MoRS) lopod́e- 'мокнуть, размокнуть; намокнуть'
Mari (Cheremis): lup 'feucht' (Szil.), lǝ̑pkata (KB) 'feucht und warm'
Komi (Zyrian): lapi̮d (S) 'feucht', lapmi̮- (S) 'feucht werden' ?
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *lab-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: делать мягким, увлажнять
English meaning: to soften, dampen
Georgian: lb-, lb-il- 'soft'
Megrel: lib-, lib-u 'soft'
Laz: lob-, lib-; lib-u 'soft'
Notes and references: ЭСКЯ 120, EWK 215. ?Ср. алт. *lep`V 'перо, пух' (или *lebu 'болото', если исходное значение - 'увлажнять').
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : LVPV
Meaning : soft, wet
Eurasiatic : *LVṗV
Afroasiatic : *lVbaḥ-
Sino-Caucasian : ? ST *ƛ[u]p 'dive, submerge' (also *lŭp 'pit, wet ground'?)
Reference : ND 1256, 1260.
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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *lVbaḥ-
Meaning: be wet
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Egyptian: ỉbḥ (MK)
Western Chadic: *lubVh-
Central Chadic: *HVlub-
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Egyptian etymology :

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Old Egyptian: ỉbḥ (MK)
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'be wet'
Notes: Palatalization of *l- > i'-.
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West Chadic etymology :

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Proto-WChadic: *lubVh-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: sogginess
Hausa: lùbúlùbū́ (redupl.)
Notes: ̊-ḅ- <*bH
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Central Chadic etymology :

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Proto-CChadic: *HVlub-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'wet' (v.) 1 'mettre a tremper' 2
Bura: liba1 [Ann]
Chibak: lup-ti1 [Kr N 427]
Kilba: alüb-tü 1 [Kr N 427]
Wamdiu: lub-ta [Kr N 427]
Hildi=Margi Mbazuwa: luḅu-ri 1 [Kr N 427]
Higi Futu: lìḅɨ̀-ši 1 [Kr N 427]
Fali Kiria: yǝɫḅu-tuʔ 1 [Kr N 427]
Fali Gili: luḅwi-ti 1 [Kr N 427]
Kapsiki=Higi Kamale: lùḅi-kɛ̀ 1 [Kr N 427]
Gava: lùḅù-gana 1 [Kr N 427]
Mafa=Matakam: rúḅ- 2 [BMaf]
Daba: lùb 1 [Kr N 427]
Gude: rǝḅǝ 1 [Hs]
Gudu: rúb̀a: 1 [Kr N 427]
Nzangi: mɨ-rḅǝn1 [Kr N 427]
Fali Muchella: rùbu-ft 1 [Kr N 427]
Mwulyen: ùrúḅí 1 [Kr N 427]
Zime-Batna: láḅ 1 [Sa]
Notes: the same see in HSED 1196
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