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Proto-Altaic: *sebe
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to love, have fun
Russian meaning: любить, веселиться
Turkic: *seb-
Mongolian: *sebki-
Tungus-Manchu: *sebǯe-
Korean: *sipɨ-
Japanese: *sua(m)pa-p-
Comments: EAS 71, Doerfer MT 240, Дыбо 14. Despite Doerfer's (TMN 3, 316) doubts, the root is common Altaic. The Jpn. vowel is quite irregular: perhaps in Jpn. and Kor. we should presuppose a suffixed form *sebV-p- ( > Kor. sipɨ-, PJ *sua-p-, with further suffixation *sua-p-ap-). Cf. also WMong. (L 653) sabla-ldu- 'to show favour, be gracious'.

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