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Proto-Altaic: "*sipV" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Altaic: *sipV ( ~ z-, -b-)
Meaning: a k. of small bird
Russian meaning: вид небольшой птицы
Mongolian: *sibawu
Tungus-Manchu: *sibi
Comments: A Mong.-Tung. isogloss; a Turkic parallel could be found in Russ. сапсан 'peregrin' (considered to be Turkic [Шипова 278], but the source is actually unknown). Cf. *č`ĭ̀p`[ú].

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