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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *kuč`u
Meaning: grass, vegetables
Borean: Borean
Altaic: *kusu ( ~ k`-, -o-)
Uralic: ? *kOčV'moss'
Dravidian: *kuS-[Vr-]
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *kusu ( ~ k`-, -o-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of grass
Russian meaning: вид травы
Mongolian: *kosi-
Korean: *kòsàrí
Japanese: *kùsà
Comments: Accent correspondence is irregular. Cf. also OJ kùsúri 'medicine'. Cf. perhaps also Chuv. ku(r)žanak ( < *kösinek) 'agrimony, bur'.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *kosi-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: clover
Russian meaning: клевер
Written Mongolian: qosijaŋɣur (МХТТТ)
Khalkha: gerijn xošingor (МРС), xošōngor (МХТТТ, БАМРС)
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *kòsàrí
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: fern, bracken
Russian meaning: папоротник
Modern Korean: kosari
Middle Korean: kòsàrí
Comments: Liu 65, KED 144.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *kùsà
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: grass
Russian meaning: трава
Old Japanese: kusa
Middle Japanese: kùsà
Tokyo: kusá
Kyoto: kúsà
Kagoshima: kusá
Comments: JLTT 465.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 441
Proto: *kOčV
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: moss
German meaning: Moos
Khanty (Ostyak): kăč (V) 'Moos (zum Verdichten von Häusern', χăč (Kam.) 'Flechte (nicht Moos)' ?
Mansi (Vogul): kaš (TJ), χas (LO), kas 'Moos' ?
Selkup: k͔îč, k͔ît (k͔în) (Ta.), k͔îč (B), kît (Jel.), qe̮č (Ty.)
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *kuS-[Vr-]
Meaning : vegetables
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-Telugu : *kūr-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kucr-
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *kuc-
Notes : ?Tamil kuy.
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *kūr-
Meaning : a vegetable, garden-stuff or curry-stuff
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : kūra
Number in DED : 1760
telet-meaning,telet-prnum,telet-tel_1,telet-dednum,

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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *kucr-
Meaning : vegetables, curry
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami : kucce "(Br.) curry"
Naikri : kucce "cooked vegetables"
Naiki : kucce "cooked vegetables"
Parji : kucca "vegetables, greens"
Ollari Gadba : kuse "vegetables"
Salur Gadba : kucce "vegetables"
Number in DED : 1760
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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *kuc-
Meaning : vegetables
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Gondi : *kus-r-
Konda : kusa
Proto-Pengo-Manda : *kuc-a
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *kuc-a
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Gondi etymology :

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Proto-Gondi : *kus-r-
Meaning : cooked vegetable
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Betul Gondi : kusrī "dal, i.e. cooked pulse"
Mandla Gondi (Williamson) : kusrī "vegetable"
Muria Gondi : kusir, kusri
Maria Gondi : kusir(i)
Maria Gondi (Lind) : kusor "herbs, vegetables"
Number in DED : 1760
Number in CVOTGD : 812
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Konda etymology :

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Konda : kusa
Meaning: edible greens and vegetables
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Number in DED : 1760
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Pengo-Manda etymology :

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Proto-Pengo-Manda : *kuc-a
Meaning : vegetables, curry
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Pengo : kuca
Manda : kuca
Number in DED : 1760
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *kuc-a
Meaning : edible vegetables
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : kūsa "edible leaves, greens, vegetables, herbs"
Kuwi (Schulze) : kuca "curry"
Sunkarametta Kuwi : kucca "cooked vegetable"
Parja Kuwi : kucca "cooked vegetable"
Notes : Irregular vowel length in Kui.
Number in DED : 1760
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : KVCV
Meaning : grass
Eurasiatic : *kuCu
Sino-Caucasian : *(x)qwV́ćV
Amerind (misc.) : *qaca 'grass' (R 334)
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *(x)qwV́ćV
Meaning: a k. of grass
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *q_wVćV
Sino-Tibetan: *k(h)ʷăt ( ~q(h)ʷ-;-s)
Yenisseian: *kita ?
Burushaski: *ɣaśú
Comments and references : HGC 29. [But PY should be perhaps rather compared with PNC *ḳVdwǝ ( ~ -o) `bush'? Cf. also PAN *zukut 'grass', *lukut 'parasitic plant sp.' (Sag 16 Chin-AN).
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *q_wVćV
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: a k. of grass
Proto-Lezghian: *qač(a)
Proto-West Caucasian: *q́Iʷaca ( ~ -c:-)
Notes: A Lezg.-WC isogloss. See Starostin 1982, 206, Abdokov 1983, 106.
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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *qač(a)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 grass 2 feather-grass
Lezghian: qač 1
Tabasaran: qač 1
Rutul: qač 2
Kryz: qač 1 (Al.)
Comment: Cf. Lezg. erg. qč-adi. 4th class in Rut. and Kryz. Obl. stem unclear.
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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *q́Iʷaca ( ~ -c:-)
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: nettle
Abkhaz: á-χʷac
Abaza: qʷaca
Ubykh: ca(n)cáχʷa
Comments: PAT *qʷacV (cf. also Bzyb. á-χʷac). The Ubykh form is metathesized and partially reduplicated. Abdokov (1983, 106) cites also a dialectal Kab. form ħandǝr-qʷasa 'burdock', which may be actually borrowed from Abaz.
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *k(h)ʷăt ( ~q(h)ʷ-;-s)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: fern
Chinese: *kʷat fern.
Tibetan: skjas, skjes fern.
Comments: ? Cf. Jnp. (H) mǝkro the tree-fern.
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Chinese characters :

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Character:
Modern (Beijing) reading: jué
Preclassic Old Chinese: kʷat
Classic Old Chinese: kwat
Western Han Chinese: kwat
Eastern Han Chinese: kwat
Early Postclassic Chinese: kwat
Middle Postclassic Chinese: kwǝt
Late Postclassic Chinese: kwǝt
Middle Chinese: kwǝt
English meaning : fern (pteridium aquilium)
Russian meaning[s]: бот. орляк (Pteridium aquilinum, род папоротника)
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Radical: 140
Four-angle index: 4827
Karlgren code: 0301 d
Shijing occurrences: 14.2_
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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *kita
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: nettle, hemp
Ket: kītn1
Yug: kitn1
Kottish: hīta, g. hītei, pl. hītan "hemp"
Comments: ССЕ 239. Ket and Yug reflect an original plural form (cf. Kott. hītan). Werner 1, 437.
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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *ɣaśú
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: nettle
Yasin: ɣaśúśiŋ
Hunza: ɣaśú
Nagar: ɣaśú
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