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Proto-Japanese: *pǝ̀tǝ̀-pǝr-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to emit heat 2 heat
Russian meaning: 1 испускать тепло 2 тепло
Old Japanese: p(w)ot(w)op(w)or- 1
Middle Japanese: fòtòfor- 1
Tokyo: hotoborí, hòtobori 2
Kyoto: hótóbórí 2
Kagoshima: hotobóri 2
Comments: Dialects reflect both low and high tones. The consistent spelling fotofor- in RJ prevents the analysis *pǝ- 'fire' + *tǝm(p)ǝ-r- 'burn' presented in JLTT 693.

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