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Proto-IE: *rāp-/-ē-
Meaning: turnip
Old Greek: ? rháphü-s, rhápü-s f. `Rübe', rháphano-s f. `Kohl, Brassica cretica; Rettich, Raphanus sativus'
Slavic: *rḗpā
Baltic: *rā̂p-iā̃ (1) f.
Germanic: *rōb-ṓn-, *rōb-iṓn- f.; *rēb-ṓ(n-) f.
Latin: rāpum, -ī n., rāpa f. `Rübe'
Russ. meaning: растение (репа)
References: WP II 341 f
Comments: Greek rh- is irregular, as if the root had *sr- or *wr-; -ph- is also irregular. Greek form might be borrowed from the northern IE languages.

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