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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *qŭH
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: uncle, father-in-law
Chinese: *guʔ maternal uncle.
Tibetan: khu uncle (on the father's side), skud, sgud father-in-law.
Burmese: uh mother's brother, LB *ɣux (cf. also ać-kǝw elder brother).
Kachin: gu4 father-in-law (cf. also gǝkhau1 brother-in-law).
Lushai: KC > Tiddim ū elder brother or sister.
Lepcha: ku, a-ku a paternal uncle
Kiranti: *k[ù]
Comments: Mikir ni-hu uncle, Meithei iku father-in-law; Vayu ku-ku; Bahing la-ku; Digaro (na-)ku; Miri ǝkü; Rawang ǝkhö, Trung 2 father's or mother's younger brother. Ben. 61. The Burm. and Jnp. evidence suggests that there may be two roots here, merged in most languages. Cf. PAA *kuʔ 'kinship term', Yao kɔ.4 'older brother'.

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