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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *kaw/y/ʔ- ~ *ʔ/yakʷ-
Meaning: set fire
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *kVwVy- 'burn' 1, 'kindle fire' 2
Western Chadic: *kaʔ- 'burn'
Central Chadic: *kuw/y- 'hot(ness)' 1, 'fire' 2, 'burn' 3, 'fry' 4
East Chadic: *kawVy- 'set fire' 1, 'roast' 2, 'stove' 3
South Cushitic: *ʔ/yakʷ- 'firestone'
Mogogodo (Yaaku): ikú 'fire' (Hei 125); rather <*ʔikʷ- than <*ʔig-
Notes: Cf. EDE I 159

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