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Proto-Altaic: *k`óp`i ( ~ -e)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: foam
Russian meaning: пена
Turkic: *köp-
Mongolian: *köɣe-
Tungus-Manchu: *xapu- ~ *xopu-
Korean: *kǝ̀phúm
Comments: EAS 90, Владимирцов 213, AKE 10, KW 243, Poppe 19, 47, Lee 1958, 112, ОСНЯ 1, 364, Ozawa 199-200. Mong. cannot be explained as borrowed < Turk., despite TMN 3, 617, Щербак 1997, 128. The root tends to contaminate with *kup`e 'light' q. v.

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