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Proto-Altaic: *nīme
Meaning: top of head
Russian meaning: верхняя часть головы
Turkic: *jem-kek
Tungus-Manchu: *nīme-kte
Korean: *nìmáh
Japanese: *mínái
Comments: Лексика 202, Дыбо 1995b. Tone in Kor.-Jpn. is irregular. In Jpn. one has to assume metathesis (*míná- < *nímá-), quite probable in a root with two nasals.

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