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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ḥanuḳ(-ar)-
Meaning: palate, inside of mouth, gorge
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *ḥanḳ- 'inside of mouth' 1, 'Adam's apple' 2
Berber: *Hanḳ- 'palate' ~ *hVnVḳ- 'hiccup' (n.)
Western Chadic: *hanḳ- 'throat' (?)
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *Hunḳ- 'to cough, be out of breath' ~ *Hanḳar- 'throat, gorge'
Saho-Afar: *Hanḳar- 'palate, gorge, throat'
Low East Cushitic: *ḥiḳ- 'panting; asthma' ~ *ḥoḳ-at- 'tonsil'
High East Cushitic: *(ḥ)aḳ- 'inside of mouth' (?)
Dahalo (Sanye): *ḥanḳar- 'palate'
Notes: Cf. *ḥank(-ar)- 'palate, gorge, uvula', *ḥang-ur- 'throat, gorge' and ḳu(n)ḳ- 'throat, gorge'.

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