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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *ā(b)-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to sleep 2 to lie 3 to entertain
Russian meaning: 1 спать 2 лежать 3 заинтересовать, развлекать
Evenki: ā- 1
Even: awụn- 3
Negidal: ā- 1
Ulcha: aụ- ~ aw- 1, 2
Orok: ā(wụ)- 1, 2
Nanai: ao- 1, 2
Oroch: ā- 1
Solon: ā-š́in- 1
Comments: ТМС 1, 2, 10 (should be distinguished from *ām- q. v. sub *ā̀mV). Loss of *-b- in some forms is in this case probably secondary (analogical, based on the reanalysis of the root element *-b- as a verbal suffix).

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