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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *kḗp`à
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: face, shape
Russian meaning: лицо, форма
Turkic: *gēp
Mongolian: *keɣe
Tungus-Manchu: *kepe
Japanese: *kápúa
Comments: A good common Altaic root; the original meaning is 'face' or 'jaws', with a more abstract meaning 'shape' developed in the Western area (a very usual semantic development).

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