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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *sǝ̆k
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: breathe
Chinese: *sǝk breath, sigh; rest.
Burmese: ǝsak breath, LB *sakx.
Kachin: saʔ3 to breathe, nsaʔ2 air, gas.
Kiranti: *sǝk
Comments: PG *sàk breath; Rawang sa breath of life; Kham sā̀. Sh. 52; Ben. 146; Mat. 202. Luce 69 compares also Tib. srog life.

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