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Proto-Altaic: *nĕ́mè
Meaning: to patch
Russian meaning: латать, штопать
Turkic: *jama-
Mongolian: *nem-
Tungus-Manchu: *neme- / *nama-
Japanese: *nǝ́mì
Comments: Poppe 68. Despite Doerfer's (TMN 4, 194) criticism the Turk.-Tung. match appears quite satisfactory.

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