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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *t`ŭ̀p`i
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: spit, spittle
Russian meaning: плевок, слюна
Turkic: *tüpkür-
Tungus-Manchu: *tupi-
Japanese: *tù(m)pàk-
Comments: An onomatopoeic root, but seems well reconstructable for PA (including the morphological derivative *t`ŭ̀p`i-k`V > PT *tübkü-r-, PJ *tù(m)pà-k-).

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