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Borean (approx.) : KVNV
Meaning : dawn, light
Eurasiatic : *gojńV
Afroasiatic : ?*gin- 'fire' ? *kVhan- 'light' ? (+ WChad *kʷVn- 'day'); Cush., Omot. *agVn- moon
Sino-Caucasian : *[k]wăńɦV
Austric : PAA *kāŋ moon
Amerind (misc.) : ? *qaya 'morning' (R 481) [+ A K]; *kani 'yesterday, evening' (R 879)
African (misc.) : Bantu *-gòndò 'moon, month'. Cf. Macro-Khoisan *k̊nV "day, dawn".
Reference : МССНЯ 342; ND 701 compares Sem. *gVwħ- 'dawn' and Cush. (Oromo) guyy- 'day' (?); ND 1080; GE 74 *kai (with more Amer. data) (cf. also PAA *ḳiḥ- 'moon'?)

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