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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *kǝ̄m(H) (~g-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: hold in mouth
Chinese: *gǝ̄m hold in the mouth.
Tibetan: ãgam put or throw into the mouth (p. (b)gams, f. bgom, i. goms), ãkham take into mouth.
Burmese: khwamʔ to put into the mouth, as food.
Kiranti: *ʔkä̀m
Comments: Miri gam seize (with teeth). Simon 22; Ben. 166.

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