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Proto-Altaic: *debí ( ~ ǯ-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: bad, to suffer
Russian meaning: плохой, страдать
Turkic: *jAb-
Mongolian: *ǯib-
Korean: *jǝ̀búi-
Japanese: *(d)impi-r-
Comments: Finch 1987, 17 (Jpn.-Mong.). One of the few exceptional cases of *ǯ- > *j- in Kor. (cf. *ǯa- 'eight').

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