This Proto-Indo-Iranian 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-Indo-Iranian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *néh₂s-eh₂, from *neh₂s- (nose) +‎ *-eh₂.

Noun edit

*náHsaH f

  1. nose

Declension edit

singular dual plural
nominative *náHsaH *náHsay *náHsās
vocative *náHsay *náHsay *náHsās
accusative *náHsām *náHsay *náHsās
instrumental *náHsayaH *náHsaHbʰyā(m) *náHsaHbʰiš
ablative *náHsayaHs *náHsaHbʰyā(m) *náHsaHbʰyas
dative *náHsayaHy *náHsaHbʰyā(m) *náHsaHbʰyas
genitive *náHsayaHs *náHsāyās *náHsaHnām
locative *náHsayaH(m) *náHsāyaw *náHsaHsu

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Indo-Aryan: *náHsaH[1]
  • Proto-Iranian: *naHháh
  • Proto-Nuristani: *nā́sā (see there for further descendants)

References edit

  1. ^ Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “nāˊsā”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Skjærvø, Prods Oktor (2016) An Introduction to Old Persian[1]