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Proto-Altaic: *ĕ̀me
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: woman, female
Russian meaning: женщина, самка
Turkic: *eme
Mongolian: *eme
Tungus-Manchu: *emV
Korean: *ámh
Japanese: *mía
Comments: EAS 116, Цинциус 1972a, 20-27, Menges 1984, 265, АПиПЯЯ 89, 279. In Jpn. cf. also omo 'mother' (see Ozawa 61, Murayama 1962, 110, Miller 1985a, 82); in MKor. also ǝ́mí 'mother' (see Martin 236). Jpn. mia represents a relatively rare case of a loss of initial vowel in Japanese.

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