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Proto-Turkic: *čAm
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 pine tree 2 fir-needle
Russian meaning: 1 сосна 2 хвоя
Turkish: čam 1, čam japraɣɨ 2
Middle Turkic: čam aɣač 1 (Pav. C.)
Azerbaidzhan: šam 1
Khakassian: sabal 2
Shor: šabal 2
Gagauz: čam 1
Karaim: čam, cam 1
Comments: VEWT 97. Dmitrieva (Дмитриева 1979, 205) derives the Oghuz word for 'fir-tree' from Arab. šam 'candle', which is dubious phonetically and unlikely because of the Khak. and Shor forms (pointing to *čamal); more probably an original Turkic root, although localized.

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