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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ki̯ằmò
Meaning: ghost, spirit
Russian meaning: дух
Turkic: *Kiam
Mongolian: *keme-
Tungus-Manchu: *kum-
Japanese: *kàmù-i
Comments: Мудрак Дисс. 192 (Turk.-Mong.). Cf. perhaps also MKor. -kɨ́m in nīm-kɨ́m 'master, Lord' (if -kɨ́m is not borrowed < Jpn. kimi, see under *k`i̯óŋi).
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Proto-Turkic: *Kiam
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 shaman 2 to shamanize, come into movement
Russian meaning: 1 шаман 2 камлать, приходить в движение
Old Turkic: qam 1, qamla- 2 (OUygh.)
Karakhanid: qam (MK, KB) 1
Turkish: kam 1
Tatar: qam 1 (Sib.)
Middle Turkic: qam 1 (AH, IM, Pav. C.), qamla- 2 (Sangl.)
Khakassian: xam 1, xamna- 2
Shor: qam 1
Oyrat: qam 1, qamda- 2
Chuvash: jomъś, jumъźǝ 1
Yakut: xam-nā- (xam-sā-) 2
Dolgan: kamnā- 2
Tuva: xam 1
Tofalar: xam 1
Karaim: qamʒɨ 1
Comments: VEWT 228, TMN 3, 402-406, ЭСТЯ 5, 240-241, Егоров 348-349, Федотов 1, 486, Stachowski 136.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *keme-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to divine on bones 2 to speak, explain (arch.)
Russian meaning: 1 гадать по костям 2 говорить, объяснять
Written Mongolian: keme- 1,2 (L 450)
Khalkha: xemē- 2
Kalmuck: kemɛ:- 1
Comments: KW 224.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *kum-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: evil spirit
Russian meaning: злой дух
Nanai: kumtu (Bik.); qōmio (Он.) 'helping spirit, human-shaped figurine of a god'
Comments: ТМС 1, 431. Attested only in Nanai, but having probable external parallels.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *kàmù-i
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: god, spirit
Russian meaning: бог, дух
Old Japanese: kami
Middle Japanese: kàmì
Tokyo: kamí
Kyoto: kámi
Kagoshima: kàmí
Comments: JLTT 435. OJ kamu- in compounds (kamu-nusi etc.).
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