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Proto-Altaic: *săp`í
Meaning: to sprinkle, scatter
Russian meaning: брызгать, рассеивать
Turkic: *sep-
Mongolian: *sabir- / *sibere-
Tungus-Manchu: *sabda-
Korean: *sp-
Japanese: *simpuki
Comments: An expressive root, but nevertheless with satisfactory correspondences. Korean has a usual vowel reduction in two of the root's derivatives. Mong. *sabir- may be a result of partial contamination with *sĕpo 'throw, scatter' q. v.

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