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Proto-Altaic: *č`ī̀mu
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: top, edge
Russian meaning: верх, край
Turkic: *čɨm- / *čum- (*čom-)
Mongolian: *čimarkai
Tungus-Manchu: *čīme
Japanese: *tuma
Comments: The root seems reliable, although in Turkic its reflex is rather hard to distinguish from a homonymous reflex of *č`i̯úmu 'rounded object'.

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