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Proto-Japanese: *kúma
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: inner angle, cavity
Russian meaning: внутренний угол, впадина
Old Japanese: kuma
Middle Japanese: kúmá
Tokyo: kumá
Kyoto: kúma
Comments: JLTT 463. Kagoshima has irregular accent: kùmá (which would point to *kùmà) - but the other dialects, together with the RJ form kúmá / kúmà point uniformly to a high tone in the first syllable.

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