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Proto-Mongolian: *lamaɣa
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: leaf (of some plants)
Russian meaning: лист (некоторых растений)
Written Mongolian: namaɣa (L 562), namči
Middle Mongolian: laba (IM) 'leaf'
Khalkha: namā
Buriat: namā
Kalmuck: namčǝ (КРС)
Ordos: namā
Dagur: lavā 'petal'
Mogol: nōm (Ramstedt 1906)
Comments: The root should be distinguished from *labči (v. sub *li̯àp`[à]). Mong. > Yak. labā 'branch' (possibly through Evk. lawā id., see Poppe 1961, 130, ТМС 1, 485), although Kalm. namčǝ may be a contamination of two roots.

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