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Proto-Altaic: *ǯŭ̀jbe
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: weak, bad
Russian meaning: слабый, плохой
Turkic: *jubka
Mongolian: *ǯoba-
Tungus-Manchu: *ǯoba-
Korean: *čubɨr-
Japanese: *duàwà-
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 77, Rozycki 124. Tungus forms may be borrowed from Mong. (see Poppe 1966, 194, Doerfer MT 80). Medial *-j- has to be reconstructed, as in a number of other cases, to explain Mong. -b- (not -ɣ-) and Jpn. *-w- (not -p-); exceptional back vowel in Turkic may be also due to dissimilation with the medial *-j-. In Turkic one has to suppose a semantic development 'thin' < 'lean, weak' (the latter meaning is actually widely attested since the earliest texts).

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