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Sino-Tibetan etymology :

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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *[d]ā (-t)
Meaning: thick, solid
Chinese: *thāts, 大 *dhāts great, greatly; thick.
Tibetan: tha hard, solid, ãthas id.
Burmese: Naxi (n)dɨ big
Kachin: that2 thick, (H) lǝthat coarse, rough.
Lushai: čhaʔ thick (as wood).
Lepcha: tăŋ be thick as anything (cloth,paper etc.); to be plump
Kiranti: *thèn (/*ʔt-)
Comments: Mikir arthat fat, thick; Meithei ǝtha-ba thick. Ben. 102. Cf. also: Taraon dɨ rɨŋ, Aka *dV, Pumi *da 'big' (some forms are difficult to distinguish from the reflexes of *tajH q.v. A form with a nasal suffix, beside Lepcha and Kiranti, is also present in Karen *d̄VN.4L 'big'.

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