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Number: 120
Proto: *čupa
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: thin, lean
German meaning: dünn, mager
Finnish: hupa 'flüchtig; schlecht; angenehm, gemütlich' ( > Saam. N hǫppe, hǫbâs 'undurable, unlasting'), hupi- 'abmagern', hupene- 'sich vermindern, vergehen, verschwinden'
Estonian: huba 'mürbe, locker; angenehm, leicht, gemütlich'
Mordovian: čova, čovińe (E), šuva, šuvańä (M) 'dünn, fein'
Hungarian: sovány 'mager, dünn, knapp'
Sammalahti's version: *cupa-
Addenda: Kar. hupa 'klein, gering, schlecht, schmal'
K. Reshetnikov's notes: Note the forms with a nasal suffix in Mord. and Hun. Should we recunstruct, alongside with *čupa, a protoform *čupa-n'/a/ (although FB has no forms reflecting this derivative)?
References: FUV; Budenz MUSz 348; SKES; MSzFgrE; TESz; Stein.FgrVok. 24

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