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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *nam-
Meaning : to believe
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *namb-
Proto-Telugu : *namm-
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *nam-
dravet-meaning,dravet-prnum,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-gnd,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *namb-
Meaning : to trust; to long for
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : nampu (nampi-)
Tamil meaning : to long for, desire intensely, trust, confide in, rely on, believe, have faith in, hope, expect, accept; n. desire, hope
Tamil derivates : nampikkai hope, trust, faith, vow; nampal desire, trusting, believing; nampakam confidence, trust; navvu (navvi-) to trust unreservedly, expect eagerly
Malayalam : nampuka
Malayalam meaning : to confide, desire
Malayalam derivates : verbal n. nampikka
Kannada : nambu, (K2) nemmu
Kannada meaning : to confide, trust, believe
Kannada derivates : nambike, nambige, nembuge confidence
Kodagu : namb- (nambi-)
Kodagu meaning : to trust
Kodagu derivates : (Shanmugam) nambike belief
Tulu : nambuni, nammuni
Tulu meaning : to believe, trust, rely on
Tulu derivates : nambigè fidelity
Proto-Nilgiri : *namb-
Number in DED : 3600
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-malder,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-kod,sdret-kodmean,sdret-kodder,sdret-tul,sdret-tulmean,sdret-tulder,sdret-kt,sdret-dednum,

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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *namb-
Meaning : to believe, trust
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : namb- (namby-)
Toda : nob- (noby-)
Additional forms : Also Kota nambyk belief, trust; Toda nobky belief, promise; noby promise (in songs)
Number in DED : 3600
ktet-meaning,ktet-prnum,ktet-kota,ktet-toda,ktet-addition,ktet-dednum,

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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *namm-
Meaning : to believe, trust
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : nammu
Additional forms : Also [1] nammakamu, [2] nammika, [3] nammiga trust, faith, belief, confidence, reliance
Number in DED : 3600
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-addition,telet-dednum,

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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *nam-
Meaning : to believe
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Konda : nami- (-t-)
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *nam-
gndet-meaning,gndet-prnum,gndet-kon,gndet-kui,

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Konda etymology :

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Konda : nami- (-t-)
Meaning: to believe (BB)
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Number in DED : 3600
konet-meaning,konet-prnum,konet-dednum,

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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *nam-
Meaning : to believe
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Khuttia Kui : nam-
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : nāmali
Kuwi (Schulze) : nā̆mminai "to believe, trust"
Sunkarametta Kuwi : nam- (-it-) "to believe, trust"
Notes : Vowel length is probably secondary (external data).
Number in DED : 3600
kuiet-meaning,kuiet-prnum,kuiet-kuttia,kuiet-kuwi_f,kuiet-kuwi_s,kuiet-kuwi_su,kuiet-notes,kuiet-dednum,

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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *lAmV ?
Meaning: help
Altaic: *lami 'convenient, helpful'
Dravidian: *nam- 'to believe, trust' (DEDR 3600)
nostret-meaning,nostret-alt,nostret-drav,

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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *lami
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: convenient, helpful
Russian meaning: удобный, вспомогательный
Turkic: *jAmak
Mongolian: *limbaj
Tungus-Manchu: *nam
Comments: A Western isogloss.
altet-prnum,altet-meaning,altet-rusmean,altet-turc,altet-mong,altet-tung,altet-reference,

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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *jAmak
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: helper
Russian meaning: помощник
Turkish: jamak
Middle Turkic: jamaɣ (R)
Comments: VEWT 184.
turcet-prnum,turcet-meaning,turcet-rusmean,turcet-trk,turcet-chg,turcet-reference,

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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *limbaj
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: accurate, strict
Russian meaning: аккуратный, точный
Written Mongolian: nimbai (L 584)
Khalkha: ńambaj
Monguor: lemben 'agile, facile à manier' (SM 223)
monget-prnum,monget-meaning,monget-rusmean,monget-wmo,monget-hal,monget-mgr,

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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *nam
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: convenient, skilled
Russian meaning: удобный, удобно
Negidal: nam
Ulcha: nam
Orok: nam-nam
Nanai: nam
Oroch: nam
Comments: ТМС 1, 580.
tunget-prnum,tunget-meaning,tunget-rusmean,tunget-neg,tunget-ulc,tunget-ork,tunget-nan,tunget-orc,tunget-reference,

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