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Borean (approx.) : HVLV
Meaning : food, eat
Eurasiatic : *HVlV
Sino-Caucasian : *=íʡwVl eat
Austric : *lV
Reference : ND 34 compares Nostr. with PSH *ʔaly- 'fleshy part of thigh, fat tail'; this is rather improbable (cf. rather Mong. *ala 'inner side of thigh' under "Alt. "*àlak`u) - but cf. ibid. some scattered Cush. forms meaning 'fat, oil'. In SC cf. alternatively *χwɨ̆lʡí 'fat, oil'.

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