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Proto-Japanese: *bǝ̀tǝ́-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: girl
Russian meaning: девушка
Old Japanese: woto-mje
Middle Japanese: wòtó-mé
Tokyo: otóme, òtome
Kyoto: òtómè
Kagoshima: otomé
Comments: JLTT 513. The root should be kept distinct from OJ wòtò-kwò 'man', which in all probability goes back to *bǝ̀-tu-kua 'male child' and is parallelled by OJ wono-kwo id.
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