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Proto-Altaic: *t`èp`à
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to endure, abstain
Russian meaning: терпеть, воздерживаться
Turkic: *TEpiŕ
Mongolian: *tebči-
Japanese: *tàpà-
Comments: The parallel seems plausible, with the semantic developments *'endure' > 'envy'; *'endure' > 'shun, abstain'.

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