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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *qhʷăH ( *r-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: rain
Chinese: *whaʔ rain.
Tibetan: kha-ba snow, mkha heaven.
Burmese: rwa rain, LB *r-jua rain, cf. also *wax snow.
Kachin: ru1 to pour, to fall in torrents, as rain.
Lushai: ruaʔ rain, KC *r2uaʔ
Lepcha: so rain (?)
Kiranti: *wǝ̀
Comments: BG: Garo mikka wa, Dimasa ha to rain, Bodo ha rain; Digaro kǝra rain; Bahing rya-wa. Sh. 39, 43, 138, 431; Ben. 109, 168. For Jnp. ru1 see also notes under *g(h)ʷrǝ 'wash'.
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