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Eurasiatic: *HamV
Meaning: grasp, seize, press
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *em-
Altaic: *i̯umu
Uralic: FP *em- 'there is'; *oma 'own, property' (? + ämV-rV- 42); *ama- 'to scoop'
Kartvelian: Laz. m-
Dravidian: *am- ?
Comments: Cf. also: PIE *eum- 'all, many'; PD *ōm- 'to protect, preserve'; PCK *'umeke 'together'.
References: ОСНЯ 3, 128-130, ND 40 *ʔemV 'seize, hold'; 811 *HoNVmV 'take hold' ( + IE *nem-??); 1869 *qAmV 'to grasp, seize'.

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