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Proto-Eskimo: *uŋ-uma-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: alive, heart
Russian meaning: живой, сердце
Proto-Yupik: *uŋuva- (-nt), *uŋuŋ-si-
Proto-Inupik: *uuma- (-ru-), *uumma-nt
Comments: The word 'heart' is a verbal noun with an instrumental suffix. The verb is formed with the perfective verbal affix *-(u)ma.
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 144

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