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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *neŋu-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 sweetheart 2 younger (brother, sister)
Russian meaning: 1 возлюбленная 2 младший (сестра, брат)
Even: neŋńe 1
Negidal: neŋuj (L.-Amg.) 2
Spoken Manchu: nun 'younger sister; husband's younger sister; younger woman' (904,914)
Literary Manchu: non 2
Jurchen: nexun (nexun-un) 'younger sister' (291)
Oroch: neŋu 2
Udighe: neŋu 2
Comments: ТМС 1 618, 622. The Jurch. word may reflect a contamination with PTM *neku- 'younger relative' (v. sub *nĕ̀ko).

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