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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *č̣ä̆č̣wV
Meaning: stone
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *č̣ä̆č̣wV
Yenisseian: *čɨʔs
Burushaski: *ćhiṣ
Basque: *činčV
Comments and references : LDC 28. Despite similarity, the comparison presents some problems: PY -ʔ- does not correspond to lax phonation in PNC, and *-s in PY appears to be a (singulative) suffix. It would be perhaps better to compare PY *čɨʔ as a case of initial reduction with PNC *ɦǝ̄mVc̣_ŏ ( ~ ʕ-,-ʒ_-) `stone'? [In Bur. cf. rather Yas. ṣaṣól `small stones, gravel', Hun. ṣiṣk `very hard soil'].

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