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Proto-Turkic: *sɨba-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to smear
Russian meaning: мазать
Old Turkic: suva- (OUygh.)
Karakhanid: suva-, suval-, suvaš- (MK)
Turkish: sɨva-
Middle Turkic: suwa- (Ettuhf.)
Uzbek: suwa-
Uighur: suwa-
Azerbaidzhan: sua- (dial.)
Turkmen: suwa-
Halaj: sɨva-
Gagauz: suwa-
Salar: suva-, sova-
Comments: EDT 785, 789, 793, VEWT 414, ЭСТЯ 7. Cf. also the toponym Sɨvaš. The root is somewhat confused with *sɨba- 'to water, irrigate' (a derivative of *sɨb 'water' q. v. sub *si̯uba), but they should be certainly kept distinct.

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