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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *kepu- ~ *kopu-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to float on the surface
Russian meaning: плавать на поверхности
Evenki: kepke-met-
Even: kewu-met-; kebduŋči- 'to swim (of sea animals)'
Negidal: kopon- ~ kepen-; kebgexit- 'to produce bubbles (of fish)'
Ulcha: kopto-
Orok: kuptu-du-
Nanai: qopto-l, kepte (adv.)
Oroch: kopčo 'fish-hook'
Udighe: kopčol-
Comments: ТМС 1, 442, 451-452. Cf. also Evk. keptulī, kepeme 'soft, fluffy'; TM *kebkV (*kepkV?) 'free, empty' (ТМС 1, 386).

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