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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *lam(b)a
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 saddlebag 2 bag 3 to saddle 4 saddle
Russian meaning: 1 вьюк 2 мешок, куль 3 седлать 4 седло
Evenki: lamba 1 (dial. nama), lamba- 3, nēme, nama 4
Even: nam- 3
Negidal: nama- 3, nāme 4
Orok: nama-, namba- 3, nēme 4
Udighe: lamba 2
Comments: ТМС 1, 490, 580-581. Words meaning 'saddle' are somewhat divergent phonetically and may be actually borrowed from Mong. (cf. Mong. nemne- 'to cover with a horse-cloth', see under PA *nema). Evk. nama > Dolg. nama (see Stachowski 184).

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