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Proto-Altaic: *nema
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to add, exceed
Russian meaning: добавлять, превосходить
Turkic: *jem-
Mongolian: *neme-
Korean: *nǝ̄m-
Comments: EAS 76, Владимирцов 369, SKE 163, Poppe 38, 68. Manchu forms (nem-sele- 'to add, increase' etc.) may be borrowed < Mong. (see ТМС 1, 622, TMN 1, 519, Doerfer MT 103, Rozycki 162). MKor. has also a synonymous nàm-. Despite TMN 1, 520 borrowing in Kor. < Mong. is quite improbable.

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