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Proto-Altaic: *č`íp`ú
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to press (with fingers), pinch
Russian meaning: давить (пальцами), щипать
Tungus-Manchu: *čip-
Korean: *čìp-
Japanese: *túmpǝ́-m-
Comments: An Eastern isogloss (but cf. *č`abo, with possible contaminations). In Turk. cf. Chuv. čǝbǝt- 'to pinch' - possibly reflecting a contamination of the above root with Turk. *čɨm- q. v.

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