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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *takʷ-
Meaning: bug, beetle; fly
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *tukʷ(-ān)- ~ *kʷVt(-ān)- 'bug; worm; larva'
Egyptian: tkk.t 'ichneumon-fly'
Western Chadic: *takwan 'bleeding, cupping blood' ?
Beḍauye (Beja): *kʷitan/m 'bugs' (<Arab?)
Central Cushitic (Agaw): *tVkʷan- 'bug' (<Eth?)
Saho-Afar: *tVkʷan- pl. 'bugs, fleas' (<Eth?)
Low East Cushitic: *tukān- (<Eth?) ~ *kutān- (<Arab?) 'bedbug'
High East Cushitic: *tukān- 'bedbug' (<Eth.?)
Dahalo (Sanye): t_ákkwaʔe 'dung beatle'
Notes: Bla Beja 18

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