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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ʔV-nVwVḫ- (?)
Meaning: breathe out; live
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *nVwVḫ/ḥ- ~ *ʔVnVḫ/ḥ- 'shout' 1, 'lament, wail' 2, 'sigh' 3, 'groan, moan' 4, 'whining, moaning' 5, 'coo' 6, 'blow from opposite sides (of two winds) 7, 'pant, breathe with difficulty' 8
Egyptian: ʕnḫ 'live; life' (Pyr) (dissimilation <*ʔVnVḫ?)
Notes: Phonetically and semantically highly problematic.

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