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Proto-Altaic: *ḗpo
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to hunt, kill
Russian meaning: охотиться, убивать
Turkic: *Āb
Mongolian: *aba
Tungus-Manchu: *wā- ( = *ebā-)
Japanese: *ǝ́p-
Comments: KW 19, Poppe 46, 97. Cf. Manchu ebte ǵaxun 'hunting bird' (perhaps preserving the original shape of the root *eb(a)-, that has elsewhere been irregularly reduced to *ewā- > *wā-). Despite TMN 1, 107, 2, 131, Щербак 1997, 94, there is no reason for assuming Turk. > Mong.

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