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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *k`i̯àp`e
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of insect, butterfly
Russian meaning: вид насекомого
Turkic: *kepelek
Mongolian: *kibe
Japanese: *kǝ̀pǝ̀rǝ́nkí ( ~-ua-)
Comments: Лексика 187. Cf. also names of 'bat': OJ kapapori, Evn. kêwêč (ТМС 1, 386). An expressive and not quite regular root.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *kepelek
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: butterfly
Russian meaning: бабочка
Karakhanid: kepeli (MK), kebelek (Tefs.), kelebek (IM)
Turkish: kelebek; köpelek, kepenek (dial.)
Tatar: kübɛlɛk
Middle Turkic: köpelek (Abush.)
Uzbek: kapalak
Uighur: kepilɛk
Azerbaidzhan: käpänäk
Turkmen: kebelek, kepelek (dial.)
Khakassian: xobanax, xubanax
Shor: xopax
Oyrat: köbölök
Tuva: xovaɣan
Kirghiz: köpölök
Noghai: küpelek
Bashkir: kübäläk
Balkar: göbelekke
Gagauz: kelebek
Karaim: ḱeb́elak
Karakalpak: göbelek
Kumyk: gümelek
Comments: VEWT 291, EDT 689, ЭСТЯ 5, 13-15, Лексика 187.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *kibe
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: moth
Russian meaning: моль
Khalkha: xiv
Buriat: kiben
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *kǝ̀pǝ̀rǝ́nkí ( ~-ua-)
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: cricket
Russian meaning: сверчок
Old Japanese: k(w)op(w)or(w)og(j)i
Middle Japanese: kòfòrógí
Tokyo: kṓrogi
Kyoto: kō̂rògì
Kagoshima: kōrogí
Comments: JLTT 457.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ḳVṗV
Meaning: a k. of insect
Indo-European: *kēp-
Altaic: *k`i̯àp`e
Dravidian: *kaP-
Eskimo-Aleut: *qupǝlʁu-
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *kāp-/-ē- (-ph-?)
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: bee, drone
Old Greek: kǟphǟ́n m. `Drohne, Raubbiene'
Slavic: *čāpъ: ORus, Rus-CHSlv чапъ `пчела'
Russ. meaning: насекомое (пчела ~ трутень)
References: WP I 348 f
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: чап
Near etymology: I "вид пчел", русск.-цслав. чапъ μέλισσα (Златостр. ХII в.; см. Срезн. III, 1471), сербск.-цслав. чапъ. Сравнивают с греч. κηφήν "трутень", которое обычно сближается с κωφός "немой, глухой". Сомнения на этот счет см. у Бернекера (I, 136); см. Гофман, Gr. Wb. 143.
Pages: 4,314
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *kaP-
Meaning : 1 butterfly; cricket 2 bat
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *kap-/*gab-
Proto-Telugu : *gabbil-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kap(a)ṭ-
Notes : Possibly several roots here.
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *kap-/*gab-
Meaning : bat
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kannada : kapaṭe, kappaṭe, kappaḍi, kappaḍe, kabaṭe, kabbaṭe, gabbilāyi
Kannada meaning : bat
Proto-Nilgiri : *kap-
Number in DED : 1216
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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *kap-
Meaning : butterfly
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : kapṭ "butterfly, moth"
Toda : kopaṇ
Number in DED : 1216
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *gabbil-
Meaning : bat
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : gabbiḍāya
Dialectal forms (1) : gabbilāyi
Dialectal forms (2) : gabbilamu
Number in DED : 1216
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kap(a)ṭ-
Meaning : cricket
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Naikri : kapaṭe "cricket (or a kind of bird; meaning not certainly recorded)"
Number in DED : 1216
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Eskimo etymology :

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Proto-Eskimo: *qupǝlʁu-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: maggot, grub, worm
Russian meaning: личинка, червь
Proto-Yupik: *qŭpǝlʁu-
Proto-Inupik: *qupǝlʁu-
Comments: Cf. PCh *qopalɣo- 'butterfly'.
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 318
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Yupik etymology :

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Proto-Yupik: *qŭpǝlʁu-
Eskimo etymology: Eskimo etymology
Meaning: maggot, grub 1, worm 2
Russian Meaning: личинка 1, червь 2
Naukan: qǝpǝ́lʁuq 2
Alutiiq Alaskan Yupik: qǝpǝlluq 1
Koniag (AAY): AP qafɫuq 1
Central Alaskan Yupik: qupluq 1
Nunivak (Peripheral): quvluχ 1
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 318
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Inupik etymology :

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Proto-Inupik: *qupǝlʁu-
Eskimo etymology: Eskimo etymology
Meaning: maggot, grub 1, worm 2
Russian meaning: личинка 1, червь 2
Seward Peninsula Inupik: quvaʁluq 2
SPI Dialects: Imaq quváʁluq 2
North Alaskan Inupik: qupɨlʁuq 1, 2, qupɨlʁuq- 'to be infected with worm'
NAI Dialects: Qaw qupalʁuq 2
Western Canadian Inupik: qupilʁuq 2
Eastern Canadian Inupik: qupiʁuq 'insect'
Greenlandic Inupik: qupiʁɫuq 1
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 318
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