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Yenisseian etymology :

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Proto-Yenisseian: *haq-
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: good
Ket: aq-ta6; aqtǝm6 "well"
Yug: ax-ta6; axtɛ2 "well"
Kottish: hag-ši "good, suitable"
Arin: bergar-ɨktu (Лоск.) "good" [berga(r)- "big, very"]
Pumpokol: ekte-ket (Срсл.) "лепо (hübsch)"; ektem "gut" (the forms can also be Yug)
Comments: ССЕ 230. Werner 1, 52 *aqtǝ; doubts (for an unclear reason) the relationship of Kott. hagši. The relationship of Kott. hamā 'good', haŋo 'better' is not quite clear (see Werner 1, 298).
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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *HV́[q]wV
Meaning: good
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *HVχ_wV ( ~ -q_-)
Sino-Tibetan: *xūH
Yenisseian: *ha(ʔ)q-
Burushaski: *qha
Comments and references : HGC 19. 6th tone in PY contradicts tenseness in PNC, but may be just a misrecording.
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North Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-North Caucasian: *HVχ_wV ( ~ -q_-)
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: good
Proto-Lak: χ:uj-
Proto-Lezghian: *HVχ:ʷV
Notes: A Lak-Lezg. isogloss.
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Lak etymology :

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Lak root: χ:uj-
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: good
Lak form: χ:uj-s:a
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Lezghian etymology :

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Proto-Lezghian: *HVχ:ʷV
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 good 2 kind 3 handsome
Agul: beχ:er 3 (Bursh.)
Rutul: hɨχ-dɨ 1
Archi: buχI:a 2
Comment: There is not enough evidence to reconstruct the vocalism and the initial laryngeal (probably explaining the excessive pharyngealization in Arch.).
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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *xūH
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: pleasant, good
Chinese: *xūʔ good, fine
Tibetan: mkho pleasant
Comments: Cf. Jiarong kǝ-hou 'good'. In STEDT 136-137 the Chin. form is compared with TB *hu 'born/birth/rear'; the root is attested, however, only in Bokar, Padam-Mising, a Meithei compound, Qiang χu 'to give birth' and several Lolo-Burmese languages, and does not seem very reliable.
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Chinese characters :

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Character:
Modern (Beijing) reading: hǎo
Preclassic Old Chinese: hūʔ
Classic Old Chinese: hū́
Western Han Chinese: hǝ̄́w
Eastern Han Chinese: hǝ̄́w
Early Postclassic Chinese: hǝ̄́w
Middle Postclassic Chinese: hā́w
Late Postclassic Chinese: hā́w
Middle Chinese: xấw
English meaning : be good, fine
Russian meaning[s]: 1) хороший, прекрасный; хорошо; ладно; браво!; быть в хороших отношениях; 2) здоровый; выздороветь, поправиться; здравствуйте; 3) красивый, изящный; удобный; удобно (что-либо делать); 4) годный; удобный; приятный для (чего-л.); образует прилагательные; 5) уметь; быть сильным в (чем-л.); 6) чрезвычайно; 7) разве; разве не...; совсем не...; 8) глагольный суффикс результата действия; 9) чтобы; чтобы удобнее...; [hào] любить; пристраститься к (чему-л.)
Shuowen gloss: 美也.從女子.
Comments: Also read *hūʔ-s, MC xầw, Mand. hào, Viet. háo 'to love'. Viet. has also another loan from the same source (MC xấw) - Viet. hâ`u 'good, nice, delicious'; cf. also Viet. hiếu 'to like, love, be fond' (a contamination with 孝 q.v.?).
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Dialectal data: Dialectal data
Radical: 38
Four-angle index: 3044
Karlgren code: 1044 a-e
Vietnamese reading: ha`o
Jianchuan Bai: xu1
Dali Bai: xu1
Bijiang Bai: xu1
Shijing occurrences: 1.1, 7.2, 29.2_, 32.4, 41.1, 41.2, 41.3
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Chinese Dialects :

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Number: 255
Chinese etymology: Chinese etymology
Character:
MC description : A: 效開一上皓曉; B: 效開一去號曉
ZIHUI: A: 1170 1395; B: 1170 1396
Beijing: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
Jinan: A: xɔ 2; B: xɔ 3
Xi'an: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
Taiyuan: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
Hankou: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
Chengdu: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
Yangzhou: A: xɔ 2; B: xɔ 3
Suzhou: A: hä 2; B: hä 31
Wenzhou: A: xз 21; B: xз 31
Changsha: A: xau 2; B: xau 31
Shuangfeng: A: xǝ 2; B: xǝ 31
Nanchang: A: hau 2; B: hau 2
Meixian: A: hau 2; B: hau 3
Guangzhou: A: hou 21; B: hou 31
Xiamen: A: ho 2; hõ 2; B: haũ 31; hɔ̃ 31
Chaozhou: A: ho 21; B: haũ 31
Fuzhou: A: xɔ 2; B: xɔ 31
Shanghai: A: hɔ 3; B: hɔ 3
Zhongyuan yinyun: A: xau 2; B: xau 3
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Burushaski etymology :

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Common Burushaski: *qha
Sino-Caucasian Etymology: Sino-Caucasian Etymology
Meaning: good
Yasin: xa
Comments: Cf. perhaps Hun., Nag. -qhū́- `to become happy'
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : HVKV
Meaning : good
Sino-Caucasian : *HV́[q]wV
Amerind (misc.) : *q̇ʷaʔ 'good' (R 328) [+ A K]
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