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Eurasiatic: *käjwV (?-b-)
Meaning: to chew
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *gieu- / *g'ieu- 'to chew' (Pok. 400)
Altaic: *kēpu
Dravidian: *kabb- 'to bite, swallow'; SDR *kaviḷ 'cheek; jaw' [1181]
Comments: [PD *kabb- is in fact *kamb- and is rather related to IE *ǵembh- etc.; PD *kaviḷ = PK *q̇ab-?]
References: МССНЯ 340, ОСНЯ 1, 293; ND 975 *käywV 'to chew' (w/o Drav.).

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