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Proto-Altaic: *ki̯àpì
Meaning: depth; edge
Russian meaning: глубина; край
Mongolian: *köb-
Tungus-Manchu: *kiabu-
Korean: *kìphí-
Japanese: *kìpà
Comments: Martin 230. Korean has a 'verbal' low tone and a secondary monophthongization (*-jǝ- > -i-). In Mong. one has to assume labial assimilation *köb- < *keb-.

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