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Proto-Altaic: *k`ŏ́ĺba
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: couple, to couple, combine
Russian meaning: пара, сочетать(ся)
Turkic: *Koĺ
Mongolian: *kolbu-
Tungus-Manchu: *xulbü-
Korean: *kā̆rb-
Japanese: *kásá
Comments: EAS 109, KW 184, Street 1980, 287. Mong. is not < Turk., despite Щербак 1997, 142, but the Turk. and Mong. forms are certainly related, despite TMN 3, 364.

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