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Eurasiatic: *ṗIḳV
Meaning: to polish, rub
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *pēk'- [+ *peik'- `engrave, write']
Altaic: *p`ī́k`è ( ~ -k-) [+ *pik`a ( ~ p`-, -k-) 'sweep, husk, winnow']
Kartvelian: ? *pek- 'grind' [+ *pxeḳ- / pxiḳ- 'scrape' 810]
Dravidian: NDr *pīq- 'to squeeze' ( + Nk. bokṛip-, Gnd. bokkānā 'itch, scratch')
Comments: Evidently two roots.
References: ND 1674 *pik[ü] 'to press, crush' (Kartv. *pek-, NDr + extremely dub. IE + Eg.), 1680 *P_[o]ḲV 'to scratch, comb', 1683 *P_EχḳV 'to rub, scrape' (Kartv.-Alt.).

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