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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *č[i]m-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 to grip with claws 2 to pick one's teeth 3 to pinch
Russian meaning: 1 хватать когтями 2 ковырять в зубах 3 брать щепотку
Evenki: čomdokolō- 3
Negidal: čimŋet- 2 (Цинциус 1982)
Literary Manchu: čamna- 1
Nanai: čimi- 'поджать под себя ноги' (Он.)
Comments: ТМС 2, 375, 406. Vocalism is hard to reconstruct: aberrations are probably due to the root's expressive nature.

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