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Proto-Altaic: *kṓme ( ~-o)
Meaning: mat, carpet
Russian meaning: циновка, ковер
Turkic: *Kōm
Mongolian: *köm
Tungus-Manchu: *kuma-lān
Japanese: *kǝ́mǝ́
Comments: In the Western area the root denotes basically a carpet or covering (>saddle) made of skins; since in Japanese it is a straw matting, it is not quite clear what sort of mat was denoted by it in PA.

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