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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *kʷay(-t)-
Meaning: hen; partridge; dove; chick
Semitic: *kaykay- ~ *kVtkVt- 'hen, chick'
Berber: *ikaHi 'cock' (<*ʔV-kay?)
Western Chadic: *kʷay(kʷay)- 'hen' 1, 'cock' 2, 'pigeon' 3, 'goose' 4
Central Chadic: *kway(kway)- 'partridge' 1, 'hen' 2
East Chadic: *kway- 'bird' 1, 'white dove' 2
Beḍauye (Beja): kaw 'partridge'
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *koy- 'partridge'
Mogogodo (Yaaku): kɔkɔ 'fowl'
Omotic: *kutt- 'hen, chicken' ~ *ʔ/wak- 'chicken; fowl; chick'
Notes: Cf. Bla Beja 18 (Beḍ and Bilin). Cf. *(ʔa-)kʷVy(kʷVy)- 'owl; raven; vulture'.

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