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Proto-Mongolian: *kemeli-, *kemi-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to gnaw 2 to bite
Russian meaning: 1 грызть 2 кусать
Written Mongolian: kemeli-, kemele- (L 451), kemile- 1; kemki- 2 (DO 413)
Middle Mongolian: kemile- 1 (MA)
Khalkha: ximle-, xemle- 1
Buriat: ximel- 1
Kalmuck: kemḷ- 1
Ordos: kemele- 1, kemχel- 2
Baoan: kamel- 2
Dagur: keme- (Тод. Даг. 149) 1 (MGCD keḿ-, kemi-)
Shary-Yoghur: kemle- 1 (MGCD kelme-)
Monguor: xamla- 1
Comments: KW 225, MGCD 348, 350. Cf. also kemki- 'to grind, to bite'.

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