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Proto-Altaic: *ĺábó
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of plant
Russian meaning: вид растения
Turkic: *jaba
Mongolian: *debeɣe
Tungus-Manchu: *labikta / *lebukte
Japanese: *náimpú
Comments: Jpn. has one of the rare cases of the Inlaut -ai- (-ia-) diphthong. Otherwise correspondences are regular, although the precise botanical nature of the plant is not quite clear.

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