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Proto-Altaic: *p`ăp`a
Meaning: shaman, sorcery
Russian meaning: колдун, колдовство
Turkic: *apačɨ, *apakɨ
Mongolian: *hab
Tungus-Manchu: *pap-
Japanese: *papur-
Comments: Цинциус 1984, 31-32. See also Miller-Naumann 1991, Miller 1998 (connecting it with Old Chinese *pap 'law'), and recently Stachowski 2001 (although Yak. aba 'gift' should be rather kept apart).

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