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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *ɣVm(H)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dark, shade
Chinese: *ʔǝm shade; cloudy; conceal; shelter; 晻 *ʔǝ̄mʔ, *ʔamʔ dark, 暗 *ʔǝ̄mh dark, 渰 *ʔamʔ thickening, gathering (sc. clouds).
Burmese: um, umʔ overcast (of clouds).
Kachin: gjim3 to hide, (H) lǝgjim to conceal.
Lushai: vom black
Kiranti: *Kám- cloud'
Comments: Luce 45. Cf. also Miju ka-im 'black', perhaps also Kaike mhyam[=mɔ] id.

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