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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *LVṗV
Meaning: soft, wet
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *lēibh- ? ( + *leib- 2323?)
Altaic: *ĺep`a
Uralic: *loppa (*luppa); cf. also *leppV , *ĺupša )
Kartvelian: *lab- (cf. also Georg. lub- 'emaciated, thin')
References: ND 1256 *LabV ~ *LayibV 'be soft', 1260 *LibħV 'wet' (hardly different). Hegedűs 1990, 97 *ĺup[V] (compares IE *(s)lab- > Gr. lápē etc.), Kartv. and Ur. *ĺupša).

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