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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *ɦŏ́mxGVwV
Meaning: mouth
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *ɦŏmG_wĭ (~-ĕ)
Sino-Tibetan: *khuā(H)
Yenisseian: *χo(ʔ)we
Basque: *a=ho
Comments and references : HGC 20 (somewhat differently), LDC 15. In ST there's some confusion between this root and *[k]ău̯V q.v. PY has lost -ʔ- (in the CVCe structure), but preserves it in plural. Cf. also Bsq. *hobi 'gums' (352).

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