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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *mEwV
Meaning: water, wet
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *mewǝ- 'wet'
Altaic: *umV ( ~ *o-) drink ?
Dravidian: ? *mī-
Eskimo-Aleut: *ǝmǝʁ- 'water; drink'
Chukchee-Kamchatkan: ?*ъmɣъ'm- 'wave'
Comments: Cf. PU *mäɣV ~ *mäwV 'honey'?
References: МССНЯ 334, ОСНЯ 2, 62-63; ND 1382 *muhi (or *mAwhi, *muhyV) 'water, fluid' ( + incorr. TM). The attribution of Alt. *umV 'drink' is questionable (metathesis? original structure *HumVwV ?), but probable; the word does not seem to have any alternative etymology.

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