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Eurasiatic: *lVṗV
Meaning: leaf, bark
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *lep- (Gr. lépō, lepís, lopís, Lith. lãpas etc.; WP II 429f) + *loup-, *loubh- (?); also *lap- 2720
Altaic: *li̯àp`[a]
Uralic: *lEpV (*lepV)
Kartvelian: *lapan-
Eskimo-Aleut: *Napar
Comments: МССНЯ 351, ОСНЯ 2, 33-34 has *loṗV 'to peel' ( = ND 1319 *l̄up(V)ʔa 'bast, bark') - with addition of PU *loppV 'bark basket' (Coll. 96) and Ewk. Sev.-Baik. lop- 'to peel'. Perhaps indeed two roots?
References: ОСНЯ 2, 33-34; ND 1314 *ḷe[ʔ]äpa 'leaf, foliage'.

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