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Proto-Altaic: *k`èpà
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: husk, shell
Russian meaning: шелуха, скорлупа
Turkic: *kebü-
Mongolian: *kebe
Japanese: *kàpì
Comments: Turk. > WMong. kebeg, whence Mongor kawaG (TMN 3, 580, Щербак 1997, 127). One of several similar PA roots (see *k`ā́p`a, *k`i̯ā̀bu, *gébó, *kìp`é).

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