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Proto-Altaic: *k`ébà
Meaning: river, bay
Russian meaning: река, залив
Tungus-Manchu: *xebe
Korean: *kái ( < *kabi)
Japanese: *kápà
Comments: Martin 250 (Kor.-Jpn.). An Eastern isogloss. The irregular high tone in MKor. may be due to contraction after the loss of *-b-. Cf. OT (MK Ganǯaki) kevli 'the mouth of a canal' (EDT 689).

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