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Eurasiatic: *[cw]VwV
Meaning: sack, cover
Indo-European: *skeu- ?
Altaic: *čằbà ( ~ -o)
Uralic: *čawa
Kartvelian: (cu-?)
Dravidian: *ǯavaḷ-i
Comments: Expected *s- in IE.
References: ND 321 *ćAw(h)V 'cover, dress' (IE - Drav.; but Kartv. cw- rather to *wVCV q.v.). In ND 378 *č[aw]ba '(hide as) cloth/sack' Alt. (together with Mong. reflexes of *č`i̯op`a 'k. of clothing') is compared with the same Drav., but also with Georg. čobali 'Netz (Teil des Bauchfells) or Georg. čavi 'pritschenartige Liegestätte aus Geflecht'???

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