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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *čipi-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 a small bird 2 swallow
Russian meaning: 1 птичка 2 ласточка
Evenki: čipi-čā 1
Even: čị̄bъ̣lъ̣n 1
Negidal: čịptịja 1
Spoken Manchu: čivaqǝn 2 (2240)
Literary Manchu: čibin 2
Nanai: čịpịaqo 2
Udighe: čiwjau 'sparrow'
Comments: ТМС 2, 398. The root is expressive and subject to various irregular changes.

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