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Borean (approx.) : PVKV
Meaning : burn, roast
Eurasiatic : *buKV
Afroasiatic : Ar. buʕkūk-at- 'heat', PCh *bk- 'roast, burn'
Sino-Caucasian : *ṗV́gwV (~-ḳw-)
Austric : (Peiros 1989, 128) PAA *bVk 'hot, burn' (perhaps = *buk 'ashes'?)
Amerind (misc.) : *pak 'burn' (R 100) [+ A K]; cf. also *pa(n)k 'cloud; smoke' (R 133); *pak 'sun, light' (R 720)
African (misc.) : Bantu *-bàkị- 'light (fire)' or *-pék- 'rub (fire) with firestick'.
Notes : In Nostr. cf. also *ṗäḳV 'hot, warm'; ? here also Berb. *fuk- 'sun'?
Reference : ND 184; GE 102 *peḳu.

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