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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *por-
Meaning : to cover, wrap
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : porpa (port-) "to wrap around the body, put on an upper cloth"
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : poṛbi ki- "to cover another"
Kuwi (Schulze) : porvu "a cover"
Sunkarametta Kuwi : por- (-h-) "to wrap around oneself, wear (cloak)"
Kuwi (Israel) : por- (-h-) "to put on wrap (clothing)"
Notes : It is not excluded that the root was originally *porb-; this would explain the Kuwi forms (if the labials there are not suffixes).
Number in DED : 4590

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