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Tungus etymology :

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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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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *kup`e
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: light (of weight), floating on the surface
Russian meaning: легкий (о весе), плавающий на поверхности
Mongolian: *köbü-
Tungus-Manchu: *kepu- ~ *kopu-
Korean: *kàpắi-
Comments: In Kor. cf. also MKor. kàpór'o- 'to winnow'. The root tends to contaminate with *k`óp`i 'foam' and *gĕbo 'empty, light' q. v. See SKE 82, Poppe 43.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *köbü-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to drift on the surface
Russian meaning: плавать на поверхности
Written Mongolian: köb-, köbbü- (L 475)
Khalkha: xövö-
Buriat: xübe-, xübxelze-
Kalmuck: köw-
Ordos: köwö-
Comments: KW 242.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *kàpắi-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: light (of weight)
Russian meaning: легкий (о весе)
Modern Korean: kabjǝp-
Middle Korean: kàpắi-jáp-
Comments: Nam 5, KED 17.
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *kVṗV
Meaning: light
Altaic: *kup`e
Uralic: *kepä [cf. also Finn. kupsu 'Fischblase' ~ Est. kops 'Lunge', mentioned by Redei 786]
Comments: [cf. *gewV, with some confusion]
References: МССНЯ 346; ND 913 *keypV ~ *küypV 'light (not heavy)'.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 286
Proto: *kepä
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: light
German meaning: leicht
Finnish: kepeä, keveä 'leicht, schnell', kevene- 'leichter werden'
Estonian: kebja, kebi 'leicht, nicht schwer; schwach'
Saam (Lapp): gæp'pâd (N) 'easy, light; empty, vacuous', gæp'pani- 'become smaller, less, diminish', kähppat, kieppes (L) 'leicht'
Udmurt (Votyak): kapč́i (S) 'leicht, mild', kapći (G) 'leicht' ?
Hungarian: kevés (akk. keveset) 'wenig'
Nenets (Yurak): sībī (ō) 'leicht'
Enets (Yen): sebi, sebire (Ch.), sebide (B), sɛbĺajgu (K)
Selkup: šēpeŋ (TaM), šäpe (Ta), seppu (NP), šäbek (N)
Kamass: šш̄mke 'leicht, billig'
Addenda: Koib. сюмка 'дешево'; Karag. od. Taig. kuhe 'легок'
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