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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *lŏŋH / *lŏk
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: maggot, larva, chrysalis
Chinese: *loŋʔ chrysalis of the silk worm.
Burmese: lauk maggot, LB *[C]luk.
Lushai: luŋ (lun) be maggoty, be infested with maggots, KC *luŋ.
Comments: Cf. also Pa'o loŋ.33 'louse'.

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