Accidental and unintended actions are shown in many verbs with the root /bit-/ 'accidentally', which can occur as /bit-/, /bich-/, /bis-/, or /biz-/, as the initial element. It also appears in the preverb bichi- 'accidentally, by accident'.
The root /dew-/ 'ache' occurs as the initial element in many verbs localizing aches in specific body parts. The involved body part is identified in the second element, a body part medial such as /-zid-/ 'foot' or /-aabid-/ 'tooth'.
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