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Eurasiatic: *g(w)enV
Meaning: to know
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *g'en[o]-, *g'nō-
Altaic: (PT *Kön- 'to agree, trust')
Kartvelian: *gen-/gn-
Dravidian: *kaṇ 'eye' (1159); *kāṇ- 'to see' (1443)
Eskimo-Aleut: *qinǝʁ- ~ *qǝnǝ-ʁ-
References: МССНЯ 343, ОСНЯ 1, 296-297; ND 636 *gAǹ/ńV 'see, perceive' (Kartv.-Drav. + Chad.); 901 *kin̄hU ~ *kihn̄U 'to see, observe, examine' (IE + Mong. kina- [which goes back to *k`i̯ŭnu 'long, covet (sexually) + SH). The two roots are hardly separatable.

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