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Eurasiatic: *kVṗV
Meaning: face, chin
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *gebh- (cf. also *k'eip- 1503)
Altaic: *kḗp`à
Kartvelian: *ḳaṗ- ( + q̇ab- 862)
Dravidian: SDr *kep- 'cheek, temple' (to be distinguished from *ken-)
Comments: [Drav. *kaviḷ may belong here rather than to *chew]
References: Bomhard 1996, 173; ND 914 *keṗ(.)V 'jaw, chin', 1903 *q̇äbV 'jaw' (probably two roots?).

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