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Proto-Altaic: *č`ĭ̀p`[ú]
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: small bird
Russian meaning: мелкая птица
Turkic: *čɨpčɨk
Mongolian: *čuwčali
Tungus-Manchu: *čipi-
Korean: *čjǝ̄pì
Japanese: *tùmpá-mái ( ~ -ia)
Comments: SKE 26 (Tung.-Kor.), АПиПЯЯ 293, Дыбо 8, EAS 63, Лексика 176-177. The vocalism is not quite certain because of expressive changes (Mong. *čuwčali may be < *čiɣu-čali, but -jǝ̄- in Kor. is harder to explain). Cf. *sipV.

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