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Proto-Altaic: *tújpè ( ~ d-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: hill, top
Russian meaning: вершина
Mongolian: *dobu / *döbe
Tungus-Manchu: *dǖ- ( ~ *düb-)
Japanese: *(d)ípà
Comments: Medial -j- should be postulated to account for the vowel (*ü) in PTM and for the otherwise irregular fronting *u > i in Jpn. For a possible reflex in Turkic see under *t`ep`a.

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