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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *elbe-s-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to swim, bathe
Russian meaning: плыть, плавать, купаться
Evenki: elbes(kēt)-
Negidal: elbesi-
Spoken Manchu: efǝšǝ-, efǝsǝ- (2301)
Literary Manchu: ebiše-
Orok: ulbesi-
Nanai: elbusi-
Oroch: ebbesi-
Udighe: egbesi-
Solon: elbeš́ī- 'to wade'
Comments: ТМС 2, 445. The original meaning of the root was probably 'to scrape, rake up', cf. Evn. Arm. ēlbi- 'to rake up' (ТМС 2, 445).

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