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Eurasiatic: *nVbV
Meaning: smoke, cloud
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *nĕbhV
Altaic: *ni̯òbi
Eskimo-Aleut: *Nuvǝja
Comments: Cf. also PE *ńǝpǝ-Ju-'rain, drizzle' - which, however, can also be compared with PA *ni̯abo 'storm, natural disaster' or *ŋi̯ŏbu 'to pour'.
References: ND 1556 *nop[E] 'breathe, blow', 1557 *n̄[o]pi 'fog, cloud' - with unclear reasons for distinction.

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