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Sino-Caucasian etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Caucasian: *(x)qwV́ćV
Meaning: a k. of grass
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
North Caucasian: *q_wVćV
Sino-Tibetan: *k(h)ʷăt ( ~q(h)ʷ-;-s)
Yenisseian: *kita ?
Burushaski: *ɣaśú
Comments and references : HGC 29. [But PY should be perhaps rather compared with PNC *ḳVdwǝ ( ~ -o) `bush'? Cf. also PAN *zukut 'grass', *lukut 'parasitic plant sp.' (Sag 16 Chin-AN).

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