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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ḳ(ʷ)as-
Meaning: bone
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *ḳʷayṣ- or *ḳʷaṣṣ- 'joint, point of connection between bones'
Berber: *i-ḳass 'bone'
Egyptian: *ḳas- 'bone'
Western Chadic: *ḳas- ~ *ḳyas- 'bone'
Central Chadic: *kVs-k- 'bone'
East Chadic: *kVs- 'bone'
Low East Cushitic: *ḳas- 'bone, leg'
Warazi (Dullay): *mi-ḳeč- 'bone' (?)
Omotic: *ḳus- 'bone'
Notes: Secondary emphatisation in Sem. Cf. HSED *ḳas- (1557) and *ḳac̣- (1530), a faked root: the Agaw forms show no traces of *ḳ- and go back to Cush-Om *mVḳ-it, where "Warazi" (indeed, Harso and Dobase) miḳeče also belongs, cf. Golango miḳatté, Gawwada, Dalpena maqte, maḳḳe.

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