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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *(x)abu-ǯan-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to gape, open mouth
Russian meaning: разинуть, раскрыть (пасть)
Negidal: awǯan-
Comments: ТМС 1, 9. Cf. perhaps also Nan. Naikh. aoǯan 'a talisman against the throat disease' (contaminated with aoǯan 'ruff'; with a carved picture of a ruff), see Он. 44.

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