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Proto-Altaic: *ǯòp`è ( ~ -u-, -o)
Meaning: hollow under knee or neck, corner
Russian meaning: выемка под коленом или шеей, уголок
Mongolian: *ǯobki
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯup(u)ku
Japanese: *dǝ̀pǝ̀rǝ́
Comments: An interesting term, basically anatomical, denoting a hollow or angle in some body part (angle in the corner of the eye; angle / hollow under the neck; angle / hollow under the knee). A common derivative *ǯòp`è-k`V is reflected in Mong. *ǯob-ki and PTM *ǯup(u)-ku.

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