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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *fiwaḥ-
Meaning: blow, smell, breathe
Semitic: *pVwVḥ- ~ *pVḥḥ- 'breathe, blow, spread (smell)'
Western Chadic: *fayVḥ- 'blow' 1, 'smell (intrans.)' 2
Central Chadic: *ʔi-fiyaH- 'smell (intrans.)'
East Chadic: *pwaH- < *pVwaH- 'blow'
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *fi/ahw- 'to blow' 1, 'breathe' 2, 'take rest' 3, 'breath, soul' 4
South Cushitic: *faḥ- 'blow'
Notes: Cf. *fiwaḫ- 'blow, breathe'; *fu(h/wV)ḳ- 'breathe (heavily)'. Cf. HSED 813, 814.

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