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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *čime
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 a k. of salmon 2 burbot
Russian meaning: 1 вид кеты 2 налим
Literary Manchu: čima, čime 1
Ulcha: čịmada 'name of a fish', (Sch.) čêmada 2
Oroch: čume 1
Udighe: cuma 'тихоокеанский лосось' (Корм. 312)
Comments: ТМС 2, 414. Neg. čē̂ŋan, Oroch čīŋen 'burbot' perhaps reflect a contamination with *siaŋa-n 'burbot' (v. sub *si̯āŋa).

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