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Proto-Altaic: *k`ubà ( ~ -p-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: joy, joke
Russian meaning: радость, шутка
Turkic: *Kɨb (*Kub)
Tungus-Manchu: *xebī- / *kupī- / *xupī-
Japanese: *kapaju-
Comments: The TM form has a rather peculiar variation of laryngeal features here; the original form must have been *xubī-.

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