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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *ʔesA
Meaning: to be
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *es- 'to be', *ēs- 'to sit'
Uralic: *aśe- (*eśA); *isV
Kartvelian: *sw- [Svan. impf. -äsw, conj. -esw 'to be' ]
Dravidian: (cf. *śi-l- 'not to be)
Chukchee-Kamchatkan: *'is-
References: МССНЯ 333, ОСНЯ 1, 268-270, ND 85 *ʔ[ä]ś[o] 'stay, be', 86 *ʔisV 'to sit' - a highly dubious distinction.

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