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Borean (approx.) : PVHV
Meaning : fire
Eurasiatic : *ṗVxwV
Afroasiatic : *foḥ-
Sino-Caucasian : *HV̆pV́
Austric : PAA *bʔuh / *bʔoh 'to burn', PAN *Sapuy 'fire'
Amerind (misc.) : *paye 'fire' (R 261 [+ K]; cf. also Paezan *pV 'dry' under *ipi 'bone' (R 84) [? +A]; Penuti *pʔi:, Hokan *(i)pI-, Tanoan *pha, Paezan *paa-, Tupi-Guarani *apɨ under *pak 'burn' R 102); *pe 'sun, day' (R 718) [+ K]
African (misc.) : Bantu *-píà 'fire'.
Notes : PAN *qabu 'ashes', PAA *bʔɔh id. is possibly secondarily borrowed < ST.
Reference : МССНЯ 352, Bomhard 1996, 147, Peiros 1989.

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