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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *ʒha
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: eat
Tibetan: za (p. zos, bzos, f. bza, i. zo(s)) to eat, gzan to eat, devour, zan fodder, porridge.
Burmese: ćah to eat, LB *cah.
Kachin: ša3 eat, šat2 boiled rice, rice for eating.
Lushai: fa an old Lushai word for "rice", faʔ to feed with the mouth, KC *faʔ ~ *fakʔ.
Kiranti: *ʒo (?/*ʒǝ)
Comments: PG *ca; BG: Garo tśaʔ-; Dimasa dźi; Namsangia tśa, Moshang sa; Kanauri za; Trung 3dza1; Kham zyā; Kaike jāchye. Sh. 436, 124; Ben. 20; Mat. 192; Luce 3.

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