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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *Sem[H]V
Meaning: to swallow
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *semǝ- 'to scoop' (Pok. 901-902)
Altaic: *šimi
Uralic: *śēme
Kartvelian: ? *śim- 'wet' (cf. also *c̣umṗ- 205)
Comments: For PIE cf. rather PA *šŏ́mo 'dive, scoop' (2193)
References: МССНЯ 335; ND 2065 *simV 'be wet; moisture, liquid' (Kartv. + Mong., Manch. + East Cush.); 2066 *ś/ŝeHm[ü] 'to swallow' (Ur. + Alt. + SH).

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