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Eurasiatic: *swV(n)čV
Meaning: feather, down, hair
Altaic: *ši̯òče (cf. also *ši̯àč`í 2027)
Uralic: *säćV (*sećV)
Kartvelian: Georg. činčl- 'down feathers'
Comments: Assimilation in Kartv. (if it belongs here at all). Rather: Georg. činčl- = PU *čänčä, PA *ši̯òče ; Ur. *säćV = PA *ši̯àč`í.
References: ND 2087 *[ś]ä(N)[ʒ]V 'lock of hair, feather' (Ur.+Kartv.+not quite corr. Alt. + CChad. +?Arab.).

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