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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *man-/-e-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to stay, to remain
Hittite: mimma- (II) 'sich weigern, etw. verweigern, zurückweisen' (Friedrich 143)
Tokharian: A, B mäsk- 'be, become, find oneself' (Adams 458)
Old Indian: {pari-mamandhi, ámaman `zögern, stillstehen'}
Avestan: man- `bleiben, warten', fra-man- `ausharren'
Other Iranian: OPers man- `bleiben, warten'
Armenian: mnam `bleibe, erwarte'
Old Greek: ménō, mímnō, aor. mẹ̄̂nai̯, pf. meménēka, va. menetó- `bleiben, verbleiben, warten, erwarten, stendhalten', monǟ́ f. `das Bleiben, der Aufenthalt usw.', ménēma n. `Aufenthaltsort, Raum'
Latin: maneō, -ēre, mānsī, mānsum `bleiben; verharren, übrig bleiben', mantāre `saepe manēre'
Celtic: *an-menjā- ? > OIr ainmne `Geduld'; MCymr anmynedd `Geduld', Cymr amynedd `Geduld'
Russ. meaning: задерживаться
References: WP II 267
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1281
Root: men-5
English meaning: to stay, stand still
German meaning: `bleiben, (sinnend) stillstehen'
General comments: (= men- `denken'?)
Material: Ai. man- (parimamandhi, ámaman) `zögern, stillstehen', av. ap. man- `bleiben, warten', av. fra-man- `ausharren'; arm. mnam `bleibe, erwarte' (*mēnā-); gr. μένω, μίμνω (μεμένηκα) `bleibe', μονή f. `das Bleiben', μόνιμος `ausharrend', μέμνων `Esel' (`ausdauernd'); lat. maneō, -ēre (vgl.μεμένη-κα) `bleiben' (*menei̯ō), Denomin. mantāre `saepe manēre'; air. ainmne, cymr. amynedd, mcymr.anmynedd `Geduld' (*an-meni̯ā);

    toch. А В mäsk- `sein'; hitt. mi-im-ma-i `verweigern'.

References: WP. II 267, WH. II 26, Pedersen Hitt. 121.
Pages: 729
PIE database: PIE database
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *menV
Meaning: to stay
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *men-
Altaic: *meń[o] ?
Kartvelian: *men-
Dravidian: *man-
References: МССНЯ 367, ОСНЯ 2, 51-52. ND 1420 *mAn̄V 'house, dwelling', 1421 *män̄a 'remain, stay' (most probably one root).
nostret-meaning,nostret-prnum,nostret-ier,nostret-alt,nostret-kart,nostret-drav,nostret-reference,

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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *meń[o]
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: dwelling place, village
Russian meaning: жилище, деревня
Mongolian: *maji-kan
Tungus-Manchu: *mēne-
Korean: *mằńằrh
Japanese: *múrà
Comments: The Kor.-Jpn. form is a derivative in *-rV (*-lV). The Tungus form fits very well semantically, but raises some phonetic doubts: vowel length and the quality of -n- (instead *-ń-) do not correspond to other languages. Cf. perhaps Turk. (Oyr.) man 'fence' (VEWT 325). See Vovin 1993, 257.
altet-prnum,altet-meaning,altet-rusmean,altet-mong,altet-tung,altet-kor,altet-jap,altet-reference,

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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *maji-kan
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: tent
Russian meaning: шатер
Written Mongolian: majiqan (L 523)
Khalkha: majxan
Buriat: majxan
Kalmuck: mǟxan
Ordos: mǟxun
Dagur: maikan (Тод. Даг. 153, MD 188)
Comments: KW 259, MGCD 477. Mong. > Man. majqan etc. (see ТМС 1, 520, Rozycki 153; despite Doerfer MT 80, hardly Mong. < Tung.).
monget-prnum,monget-meaning,monget-rusmean,monget-wmo,monget-hal,monget-bur,monget-kal,monget-ord,monget-dag,monget-reference,

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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *mēne-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to settle down 2 settled down 3 to stay
Russian meaning: 1 жить оседло 2 оседлый 3 оставаться
Evenki: mēnē- 1, mēnē 2
Even: mene 2
Negidal: meneǯe- 3
Orok: meneǯi- 3
Udighe: menǯe- 3
Comments: ТМС 1, 569.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *mằńằrh
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: village, vicinity
Russian meaning: деревня, окрестности
Modern Korean: maɨl
Middle Korean: mằńằr (mằńằrh-)
Comments: Nam 196, KED 564.
koret-prnum,koret-meaning,koret-rusmean,koret-phn,koret-ako,koret-reference,

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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *múrà
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: village
Russian meaning: деревня
Old Japanese: mura
Middle Japanese: múrà
Tokyo: murá
Kyoto: múrà
Kagoshima: múra
Comments: JLTT 488.
japet-prnum,japet-meaning,japet-rusmean,japet-ajp,japet-mjp,japet-tok,japet-kyo,japet-kag,japet-comments,

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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *men-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: жилище
English meaning: dwelling
Georgian: men-a
Notes and references: В ОСНЯ 2, 51 основа сравнивается с ПИЕ *men- 'оставаться на месте', драв. *man- id., ТМ *mēne- 'жить оседло' < ностр. *mAnV.
kartet-prnum,kartet-rusmean,kartet-meaning,kartet-gru,kartet-notes,

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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *man-
Meaning : to be
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *man-
Proto-Telugu : *man-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *man-
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *man- (past stem *mat_-)
Proto-North Dravidian : *man-
Brahui : mann-ing
dravet-meaning,dravet-prnum,dravet-sdr,dravet-tel,dravet-koga,dravet-gnd,dravet-ndr,dravet-bra,

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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *man-
Meaning : to stay, endure
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : man_n_u (man_n_i-)
Tamil meaning : to be permanent, endure, remain long, stay, persevere, be steady
Tamil derivates : man_n_al permanence, stability, steadiness
Malayalam : mannuka
Malayalam meaning : to stand fast, persevere
Number in DED : 4778
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-dednum,

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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *man-
Meaning : to live, exist, behave, act, conduct oneself
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : manu
Additional forms : Also [1] maniki, [2] manki existence, living, life, residing, livelihood, abode, dwelling, home, place, locality; manukuva abode, dwelling place; manugaḍa life, living, livelihood, subsistence; [1] manucu, [2] manupu protection, maintenance; manuvu livelihood, conduct; manni life; mannu to last, be durable
Number in DED : 4778
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-addition,telet-dednum,

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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *man-
Meaning : to be
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Naiki : man-
Parji : men- (mend-, mett-) "to be, stay"
Ollari Gadba : man- (may-, maṭ-) "to be, stay"
Salur Gadba : man- (manḍ-, manj-, mey-)
Notes : Parji men- by analogy with past stem *mand_-/*mat_- > mend-, mett-.
Number in DED : 4778
kogaet-meaning,kogaet-prnum,kogaet-naiki,kogaet-parji,kogaet-ollari,kogaet-salur,kogaet-notes,kogaet-dednum,

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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *man- (past stem *mat_-)
Meaning : to be
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Gondi : *man-
Konda : man- (maR-)
Proto-Pengo-Manda : *man- (p.t. *mac-)
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *man- (p.t. *mac-)
gndet-meaning,gndet-prnum,gndet-gon,gndet-kon,gndet-pem,gndet-kui,

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Gondi etymology :

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Proto-Gondi : *man-
Meaning : to remain, abide, be
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Betul Gondi : mandānā (matt-)
Mandla Gondi (Williamson) : mandānā (matt-)
Mandla Gondi (Phailbus) : mandānā (matt-)
Muria Gondi : man-
Maria Gondi : man-
Seoni Gondi : man-
Adilabad Gondi : mandānā (matt-) (SR)
Durg Gondi : man-
Additional forms : Also Gondi_Tr maiānā (past mās-) to be
Number in DED : 4778
Number in CVOTGD : 2703, 2710
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Konda etymology :

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Konda : man- (maR-)
Meaning: to be
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Konda (Burrow/Bhattacharya) : man- (maR-) "to be, stay, dwell"
Number in DED : 4778
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Pengo-Manda etymology :

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Proto-Pengo-Manda : *man- (p.t. *mac-)
Meaning : to be
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Pengo : man- (mac-)
Manda : man- (mac-)
Number in DED : 4778
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *man- (p.t. *mac-)
Meaning : to be
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : manba (mas-) "to be, exist, remain, abide; n. state of being, existing, act of remaining or abiding"
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : manjali (mac-) "to remain"
Kuwi (Schulze) : mannai (macc-)
Sunkarametta Kuwi : man- (macc-)
Parja Kuwi : man- (macc-)
Kuwi (Israel) : man- (mac-) "to remain, exist, stay; aux. vb. to be"
Number in DED : 4778
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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *man-
Meaning : to become
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kurukh : mannā (mańjas) "to become, come off, result, be, turn out to be, be in appearance, act as if, behave as though, be abundant, amount to"
Malto : mene "to be or become, grow or be produced"
Additional forms : In Kurukh maybe mańjas < man-y-as? In Malto - mene < man-y-e?
Number in DED : 4778
ndret-meaning,ndret-prnum,ndret-kur,ndret-mlt,ndret-addition,ndret-dednum,

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Brahui etymology :

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Brahui : mann-ing (mar-, ma-, past mass-)
Meaning : to become, be
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Number in DED : 4778
braet-meaning,braet-prnum,braet-dednum,

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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : MVNV
Meaning : to stay, reside
Eurasiatic : *menV
Afroasiatic : *man-/*min-
Sino-Caucasian : *manV (cf. also *mɦăʡnē 'door, gate' - originally same root?)
Austric : *mVʔn
Amerind (misc.) : *ma(n)- 'dwell, be'
Reference : ND 1420, 1421; GE 35 *mana (+ ?NS, IP).
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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *man-/*min-
Meaning: house
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Egyptian: mn 'room' (MK)
Western Chadic: *min- 'house' 1, 'place' 2
Central Chadic: *min- 'door'
East Chadic: *man- 'place'
Low East Cushitic: *man-/*min- 'house'
High East Cushitic: *min- 'house'
Warazi (Dullay): *man- 'house'
Dahalo (Sanye): mini 'house'
afaset-meaning,afaset-prnum,afaset-egy,afaset-wch,afaset-cch,afaset-ech,afaset-lec,afaset-hec,afaset-wrz,afaset-dhl,

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Egyptian etymology :

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Old Egyptian: mn (MK)
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'room'
Coptic: *monē
Coptic meaning: 'dwelling, inn'
Bohairic: monē
Sahidic: monē
Notes: Copt may be alteratively borrowed from Gk mon_.
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West Chadic etymology :

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Proto-WChadic: *min-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'house' 1, 'place' 2
Dera=Kanakuru: mǝna 1
Pero: mina 1
Sha: mun 2
wchet-prnum,wchet-meaning,wchet-der,wchet-per,wchet-sha,

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Central Chadic etymology :

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Proto-CChadic: *min-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'door'
Musgu: min, mŋ [Lk?]
Notes: not in LMsg, ???
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East Chadic etymology :

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Proto-EChadic: *man-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'place'
Somrai: mànà {Jg]
Ndam: má:n [JgD]
Notes: ECh *man, not *maHan
echet-prnum,echet-meaning,echet-smr,echet-ndm,echet-notes,

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Low East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-Low East Cushitic: *man-/*min-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'house'
Somali: miin
Oromo (Galla): mana, manaa
Boni: miŋ
Arbore: min
lecet-prnum,lecet-meaning,lecet-som,lecet-oro,lecet-bon,lecet-arb,

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High East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-High East Cushitic: *min-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'house'
Sidamo: mine
Darasa (Gedeo): mine
Hadiya (Gudella): mine
Kambatta: mine
hecet-prnum,hecet-meaning,hecet-sid,hecet-dar,hecet-had,hecet-kmb,

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Warazi etymology :

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Proto-Warazi: *man-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'house'
Gawwada (Gawata): mano
wrzet-prnum,wrzet-meaning,wrzet-gaw,

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Dahalo etymology :

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Dahalo: mini
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'house'
dhlet-prnum,dhlet-meaning,

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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *manV
Meaning: to sit, stay, be
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *ʔima(n)-
Yenisseian: *pan
Burushaski: *man-
Basque: *e=meni
Comments and references : SMCE 137.
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *ʔima(n)-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to stay, to be
Proto-Lezghian: *ʔima
Proto-Khinalug: =mä
Notes: A Lezg.-Khin. isogloss. There are no traces of this archaic root in other EC languages, but there is a good HU parallel: Hurr. mann-, Ur. man- 'to be' (see Diakonoff-Starostin 1986, 21).
caucet-prnum,caucet-meaning,caucet-lezg,caucet-khin,caucet-comment,

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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *ʔima
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to stay
Lezghian: ama
Tabasaran: imi-di xuz
Agul: ame-xis (Burk.)
Rutul: ma=a
Archi: imm(a)-eχ:as
Comment: An auxiliary verb with a defective paradigm (used either as auxiliary in present, or in compound verbs).
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Khinalug etymology :

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Khinalug root: =mä
North Caucasian etymology: 1825
Meaning: to be
Khinalug form: =mä
Comments: Used independently with class prefixes (du-mä, dä-mä, ž-mä) or as a second part in compounds (at-mä, qo-mä etc.).
khinet-prnum,khinet-meaning,khinet-khi,khinet-comment,

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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *pan
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to sit
Ket: d-k-a-d-i-ǝn "сижу"; (Castr.) dīdeʁāf "садиться", praet. dideʁāf, imp. inʁāf ( < *-pn)
Yug: k-a:hp ( < *-pn), inf. káfɨŋ
Kottish: īgpanaŋ "to sit down", praet. anɨgpanaŋ, imp. anīgpan
Comments: ССЕ 245. Werner 1, 402 *(ka)phan.
yenet-prnum,yenet-meaning,yenet-ket,yenet-sym,yenet-kot,yenet-notes,

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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *man-
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: to be, become
Yasin: man-
Hunza: man-
Nagar: man-
buruet-prnum,buruet-meaning,buruet-yas,buruet-hun,buruet-ngr,

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Basque etymology :

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Proto-Basque: *e=meni
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: to put, place, set
Araban: ifini
Bizkaian: imiñi, ipiñi, (arc) imeni, (arc) ifini, (arc) ibini
Gipuzkoan: ipini, ipiñi, (arc) ifeñi
High Navarrese: ipiñi, ipeiñi, ifiñi
Low Navarrese: imiñi
Salazarese: imiñi
Lapurdian: (arc) ibeni, (arc) ifeini
Comments: It is difficult to know which form is original, after various assimilations or dissimilations. External comparison supports *e=meni = BZK-arc imeni. In the North (BZT, ZBR, RNC) this verb is obsolete and has been supplanted by *e=sari (q.v.).
basqet-prnum,basqet-meaning,basqet-arb,basqet-bzk,basqet-gip,basqet-anv,basqet-bnv,basqet-sal,basqet-lab,basqet-comments,

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Austric etymology :

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Proto-Austric: *mVʔn
Meaning: hearth; settlement
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Proto-Austroasiatic: mVŋ
Austroasiatic meaning: town
Miao-Yao parallels: Yao muŋ.1 town, city
Proto-Austronesian: *qumun 'oven, hearth' ?
Proto-Thai: mɨaŋ.A city, country
austr-meaning,austr-prnum,austr-aa,austr-aame,austr-myao,austr-an,austr-tai,

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Austro-Asiatic etymology :

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Proto-Austro-Asiatic: mVŋ
Meaning: town
Austric etymology: Austric etymology
Thai: mɨaŋ.A city, country
Proto-Monic: M kama:ŋ
aaet-meaning,aaet-prnum,aaet-thai,aaet-mon,

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