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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *qāt
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: cut, cleave
Chinese: *kāt cut; destroy, destruction.
Tibetan: ãgas (p. gas) to be cleft or split (of rocks), to burst (of a bag), to crack, to break, ãges (p. bkas, f. dgas, i. khos) to split, cleave, divide.
Burmese: khat to strike by a side or back blow, to row (a boat), to beat out flat or thin, as metal.
Kachin: gat3 cut off.
Lushai: āt () cut as with knife, KC *ɣāt.
Comments: Banpara hat; Midzhu gāt reap. Sh. 410, 428, 185.

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