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Proto-Altaic: *ĺep`a ( ~ -o, -u)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: feather, down, wool
Russian meaning: перо, пух
Turkic: *jAp
Mongolian: *daɣaki
Tungus-Manchu: *lepu-
Comments: Владимирцов 208. A Western isogloss. Possibly derived is the Turk.-Mong. name for "foal" ( < "down, hair fading"): Turk. *japak (ЭСТЯ 4, 159-160), Mong. daɣagan ( > Evk. daɣakan etc., see Doerfer MT 99), see KW 81, Poppe 47.

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