Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-Iranian/maH

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This Proto-Indo-Iranian entry contains reconstructed words 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-Indo-IranianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *meh₁.

ParticleEdit

*maH

  1. do not; prohibitive particle

DescendantsEdit

  • Indo-Aryan: *máH
  • Iranian: *máH
    • Avestan: 𐬨𐬁()
    • Kurdish:
      • Northern Kurdish: me-
      • Central Kurdish: مە-(me-)
    • Old Persian: 𐎶𐎠 (m-a /mā/)
      • Middle Persian: [script needed] (AL /ma/), 𐬨𐬀(ma); Manichaean: [script needed] ( /ma/)
        • Persian: مـ(ma-)
    • Ossetian: ма (ma)
  • Nuristani:
    • Waigali: [script needed] (ma), [script needed] (mi)

ReferencesEdit

  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) , “mahyā”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press