There is no simple independent word for arm. A personal prefix goes with the dependent noun stem /=nik-/ "arm" to make a full word naming the body part: ninik "my arm", ginik "your arm", onik "his or her arm", and so on in many more inflected forms. Verbs describing arms or actions affecting arms use /-nik-/ as a medial element as in many of the words below.
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