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Proto-Altaic: *č`i̯apa
Meaning: groin, hip
Russian meaning: пах, бедро
Mongolian: *čabi
Tungus-Manchu: *čiabu-
Comments: A Mong.-Tung. isogloss. Not quite secure: the TM forms can be alternatively derived from *čiKü-ki, a diminutive of *čiKi (*čiKü) 'pivot' (q. v. sub *č`ĭ̀k`o ); cf. with the same anatomical meaning Ewk. čiki, Ewn. čị̄q, Neg. čịx, Ud. cigi (ТМС 2, 391, Корм. 310). For this etymological direction see Дыбо 1988, p. 120.

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