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Proto-Altaic: *k[ā]p`á
Meaning: to cover, sack
Russian meaning: покрывать, мешок
Turkic: *Kāp
Mongolian: *kab-t-
Tungus-Manchu: *kup-
Japanese: *kàmpú-
Comments: KW 167, 180, Poppe 17, 18, 43, Цинциус 1984, 76-77. Mergers with phonetically close roots (e. g. *k`ăp`ù 'barrier', *k`ŏ̀p`e 'film, covering', *kobe 'clothing', *k`āp`a 'bladder') were possible - which may explain some vocalic and prosodic irregularities.

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