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Proto-Altaic: *zi̯upi
Meaning: a small hole; to pull through a hole
Russian meaning: отверстие, дырка; продевать в отверстие
Turkic: *jib
Mongolian: *sübe
Tungus-Manchu: *sibe-
Korean: *sp-
Comments: In Turk. *jib < *jüb (secondary dissimilation). Korean has a usual vowel reduction. Cf. also notes to *sī́p`í 'pipe'.

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