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Proto-Japanese: *sìmpá ~ *símpá
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: firewood
Russian meaning: дрова, хворост
Old Japanese: siba
Middle Japanese: sìbà, sìbá
Tokyo: shìba, shíba
Kyoto: shìbá
Kagoshima: shibá
Comments: JLTT 522. Most forms point to *sì(m)pá, although a variant *sí(m)pá may be also postulated on the basis of Tokyo shìba.

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