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Proto-Sino-Tibetan: *kār
Sino-Caucasian etymology: Sino-Caucasian etymology
Meaning: dry
Chinese: *kār dry (cf. also 旱 *ghānʔ drought, dry).
Burmese: kanh to dry up, khanh to be dried up, exhausted as liquid.
Kachin: ka2 be dried up (?).
Comments: Mat. 180; Luce 52. Loss of final consonant in Jnp. is not clear (Matissoff cites the form as kan2, which is probably Jnp. kan2 coagulated, see *kān). Cf. also Gurung *khar, Kaike khar-pa, Rourou ka.44, Bugun gau 'dry'.

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