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Proto-Japanese: *kapa
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: skin, leather; bark
Russian meaning: кожа; кора
Old Japanese: kapa
Middle Japanese: kàfà
Tokyo: kawá
Kyoto: káwá 'skin', kàwá 'leather'
Kagoshima: kawá
Nase: kó
Shuri: kā́
Yonakuni: kā̀
Comments: JLTT 445. The tone opposition in Kyoto points to PJ *kápá 'skin' vs. *kàpà or *kàpá 'leather' (the RJ and Tokyo accentuation pointing to *kàpà, but Kyoto - to *kàpá).

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