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Proto-Altaic: *kemV
Meaning: a k. of fruit with seeds inside
Russian meaning: вид плода с зернышками
Mongolian: *kemeke
Tungus-Manchu: *kemu-kte
Korean: *kām
Comments: One is also tempted to compare PJ *kákí 'persimmon' ( < *kem-k`a), but the word can be alternatively compared with TM *gaka-kta 'cranberry' (ТМС 1, 136). Cf. also other similar plant names: *ki̯omga, *gi̯aŋu, *k`éma.

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