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Proto-Altaic: *k`àpe
Meaning: strong, power; to swell
Russian meaning: сильный, сила; распухать
Mongolian: *kab-
Tungus-Manchu: *xabu-l-
Japanese: *kǝ̀pà-
Comments: KW 158, Цинциус 1984, 79-80. The meaning "swell" is probably secondary, under the influence of *gi̯ṓp`e q. v. (in Mong. possibly also under the influence of Turk. *Kāp- < *gi̯ṓp`e); cf. also *kŏp`é.

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