This Proto-Austronesian entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Austronesian edit

Proto-Austronesian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : *pitu

Etymology edit

Any etymology beyond this reconstructed form is controversial. Sagart (2004) considers it to have arisen after Proto-Austronesian proper, rather than from a compound from *ɣatep (five) +‎ *duSa (two), and relates it to Kulon-Pazeh xasebidusa (literally five and two), but Winter (2010) rejects this on phonological and historical grounds.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit


  1. seven

Descendants edit

References edit

  • Sagart, Laurent. 2004. "The higher phylogeny of Austronesian and the position of Tai-Kadai." Oceanic Linguistics 43, 2:411–444.
  • Winter, Bodo. 2010. "A note on the higher phylogeny of Austronesian." Oceanic Linguistics 49, 1:282–287.