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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *ča(i)ǯa-n
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 breast (fem.) 2 udder
Russian meaning: 1 грудь (ж.) 2 вымя
Evenki: ǯadan 2
Even: ǯeǯin(/-a-) 2
Negidal: ǯojan 1
Literary Manchu: čeǯen 1
Orok: dada-qta 1, 2
Nanai: ǯaǯaqta 1, 2 (Он.)
Comments: ТМС 1,242, 2,419. The Manchu form may be < Mong. (see Rozycki 45); in that case one has to reconstruct *ǯa(j)ǯa(n) for PTM. In both cases initial *ǯ- is historically a result of assimilation to the medial -ǯ-.

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