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Proto-Altaic: *kŏ́bú
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: hollow, cavity
Russian meaning: полость, углубление
Turkic: *Kobuk
Mongolian: *koɣu-su
Tungus-Manchu: *kobi / kebi(ŋe)
Korean: *kōr- (?)
Japanese: *kúmpuá
Comments: SKE 122. Cf. *gúpu. The Kor. form *kōr- presupposes *kobVr-; however, it is only found in SKE and may be in fact = *kòrh- 'be hungry, empty' (see *górà).

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