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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *kepe
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 jaw 2 gills 3 boards (on boat's front)
Russian meaning: 1 челюсть 2 жабры 3 передние доски (на лодке)
Evenki: kewe 1
Even: kewē 1
Ulcha: kepi(n) 2, 3
Orok: kepi 3
Nanai: kepĩ 2, 3
Comments: ТМС 1, 442-443, 451. Despite Poppe 1974, 132, Evk. kewe has nothing to do with Mong. köbege 'edge'.

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