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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *kŭ
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: help; friend, companion
Chinese: *gu mate, companion; 救 *kus help, save, relieve.
Burmese: ku help.
Kachin: khuʔ2 become friends, (H) mǝkhu friend, lǝkhu to guard, protect.
Lushai: KC *ku help.
Kiranti: *ku 'look after'
Comments: The Jnp. form can be alternatively compared with OCh. 友 *wǝʔ friend, assist. See Sh. 46, Luce 31.

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