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Proto-Yenisseian: *qVm- (~χ-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: woman
Ket: qīm, pl. -n1; qim-mas5,6 "to marry"
Yug: xem / xim, pl. -n1; xem-mas5,6 "to marry"
Arin: biqam-al (Срсл.) "wife"; (Сл.) biqam-álte; (М.) bɨqam álte "wife"; (Лоск.) kemel "woman", kekmelte "wife"
Pumpokol: ilsém (Сл.), ilzem (Срсл.) "wife"
Comments: ССЕ 266. Ar. bi- is a possessive prefix (lit. "my wife"). Pumpokol has a compound with the component ils- (present also in ils-et 'husband'). Werner 2, 90.

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