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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *č̣ipar-
Meaning: fingernail
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *t_̣ip(V)r- 'fingernail'
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *c̣ifar- 'finger' (unless <Eth)
High East Cushitic: *ʒurup- 'fingers' (pl.) (?)
South Cushitic: *č̣araf- 'fingernail'
Omotic: *ǯafar- 'finger' (?)
Notes: Cf. HSED, 513: most of Sem.; CCush.; SCush. irregular CCush., HEC and Omot. forms (probably unrelated).

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