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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *nep`V(ĺV)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of insect, butterfly
Russian meaning: вид насекомого, бабочка
Turkic: *japɨĺgak
Mongolian: *naɣalinkaj
Tungus-Manchu: *nelbige (?)
Korean: *nàpắi
Comments: A common derivative *nep`V-ĺV is reflected in PT *japɨĺ-(gak), PM *naɣali-(nkaj) and probably Evk. nelbiɣe < *nepli-ge. The root must have denoted a small flying insect, with a further development > 'small biting insect' in Turkic. It may well be that the initial consonant was *l- (since the only TM reflex is the isolated Evk. dialectal form nelbiɣe); cf. perhaps also a wider spread Evk. name of the caterpillar - lepurēgdi, lepčerēgdi (ТМС 518), although it is usually derived from PTM *lepu- 'fluffy'.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *japɨĺgak
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 small louse 2 nit 3 a k. of gad-fly 4 leech
Russian meaning: 1 маленькая вошь 2 гнида 3 вид овода 4 пиявка
Tatar: jabɨšqaq 2, 3
Turkmen: japɨšaq 1
Oyrat: japšɨq, d́apšɨq 3
Bashkir: jäbeškɛk 1, 2
Gagauz: japɨšqan 4
Comments: ЭСТЯ 4, 134.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *naɣalinkaj
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: dung fly, gad-fly
Russian meaning: навозная муха
Written Mongolian: naɣalinqai (L 557)
Khalkha: nālinxaj
Ordos: nāliŋxǟ
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *nelbige
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: bat
Russian meaning: летучая мышь
Evenki: nelbiɣē
Comments: ТМС 1, 619. Attested only in Evk., but having possible external parallels.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *nàpắi
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: butterfly
Russian meaning: бабочка
Modern Korean: nabi
Middle Korean: nàpắi
Comments: Nam 88, KED 291.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *leṗV
Meaning: butterfly
Altaic: *nep`V(ĺV) [? *lep`V(ĺV)]
Uralic: *lEppV
Comments: Cf. PST *lēp 'butterfly'.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 514
Proto: *lEppV
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: butterfly
German meaning: Schmetterling
Finnish: liippo, liipukka 'Schmetterling'
Estonian: liblikas (gen. liblika), lible (gen. liple), librik (gen. libriku)
Saam (Lapp): lablok, libelu̮k (Arj.)
Mari (Cheremis): lǝpǝ, ǝlǝpǝ (KB), lǝ̑wǝ̑ (U), lǝ̑pǝ̑ńǝ (B)
Khanty (Ostyak): ḷăwańt́i̮ (V), lĕpǝntȧj (DN), lȧpȧti (O)
Mansi (Vogul): läpǟ.k (TJ), lɔ̄̈pǝχ (KU), lāpǝk (P), lāpanti (So.)
Hungarian: lepke (dial. lepe, lipe, lípe, lepencs, lepencsík, lependék, lepicke)
Nenets (Yurak): lib́erāpco (Sj. N)
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