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Proto-Altaic: *ū̀jbà
Meaning: foam
Russian meaning: пена
Mongolian: *ibil-
Tungus-Manchu: *(x)ōb-
Japanese: *àwà
Comments: Medial *-j- accounts both for an unexpected vowel development and preservation of -b- in Mong., and for -w- in Jpn.

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