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Proto-Basque: *bi=hoc
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: heart; pith (of plants)
Bizkaian: biotz
Gipuzkoan: biotz
High Navarrese: biotz
Low Navarrese: bihotz
Lapurdian: bihotz
Baztanese: bigotz
Zuberoan: bihotz
Roncalese: biotz, (Uztarroz) bigotz
Comments: Phonetically possible (Bsq *h = PSC *k) if we posit a deglottalized initial such as PSC *kwĭc̣Ĕ, with secondary glottalization in PNC. Michelena (1961) identifies this word with Aquitanian Bihoxus (a name).

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