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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: "*kup`e" | Query method: Match substring
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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