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Proto-Altaic: *kami
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of cloth
Russian meaning: вид ткани
Turkic: *KEmek
Mongolian: *kemerlig
Tungus-Manchu: *kam-
Comments: A Western isogloss (although the Turkic reflex is somewhat dubious). MKor. kamtho 'a horsehair cap worn by officials' (compared with TM in SKE 92, Lee 1958, 113) is rather < Manchu.

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