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Eurasiatic: *ńamV
Meaning: to press, seize
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *i̯em- (+*nem-) 'to grasp, capture'
Altaic: ?*ńi̯umi 'to close (eyes, mouth)'
Uralic: *ńoma-; cf. also *ńOmV , *jama
Dravidian: *ńem-
References: МССНЯ 339, ОСНЯ 2, 85. ND 1602 *ńam[U] 'to squeeze, seize' (Ur.-Drav.-IE).

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