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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *kumke
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: louse
Russian meaning: вошь
Evenki: kumke; kumikēn 'insect'
Even: kumke; kumnilen 'name of a beetle'
Negidal: kumke
Literary Manchu: xelmeku, xelmexen 'spider'
Nanai: kuŋke (dial.)
Oroch: kume
Udighe: kumuge
Solon: xuŋkē; xumīxe 'ant'
Comments: ТМС 1, 430, 431, 481. -l- in Manchu is probably secondary (tabooistic contamination with xelme 'shadow').
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