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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: "*gu{/}pu" | Query method: Match substring
Proto-Altaic: *gúpu ( ~ -o-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: empty, hollow
Russian meaning: пустой, полый
Mongolian: *gobi-
Tungus-Manchu: *gub-
Japanese: *kùp-
Comments: An expressive root; not quite reliable because of scanty reflexation in TM and possible contaminations with *gĕbo et al. On a possible reflex in Turk. see under *kŏ́bú.

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