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Proto-Altaic: *šĭ́mi
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: to suck, soak
Russian meaning: сосать, впитывать
Turkic: *simü-
Mongolian: *sime
Tungus-Manchu: *šime-
Korean: *sɨ́mɨ́i-
Japanese: *sím-
Comments: Ozawa 223, KW 358, Lee 1958, 117, АПиПЯЯ 17, Martin 242, Whitman 1985, 127, 212, Martin 1996, 82. Korean has a not quite clear high tone; otherwise correspondences are quite regular.

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