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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *gia-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to plane, notch 2 chips, shavings
Russian meaning: 1 строгать, скоблить (кривым ножом) 2 стружки
Negidal: gē̂sadan 2
Literary Manchu: ǵa- 1 (cf. also geje- to carve)
Ulcha: Gē̂- 1
Orok: Gē̂- 1
Nanai: Gịa- 1
Oroch: gǟsa 2
Comments: ТМС 1, 147, 178. If the original meaning is "to cut aslant" (cf. the Turkic parallels), cf. also Ud. gojom, Nan. Gojmo 'crooked, aslant' (ТМС 1, 158).

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