This Proto-Mon-Khmer 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-Mon-Khmer edit

Etymology edit

  • Proto-Mon-Khmer: *bruuʔ (Shorto, 2006, #182)

Compare Santali ᱵᱩᱨᱩ (buru, hill, mountain). Khasi briew, Pnar bru (person) may also belong to this etymology.

Noun edit


  1. hill, mountain

Descendants edit

  • Proto-Katuic: *ɓruu (mountain) (Sidwell, 2005)
    • Bru: bruː
    • Kui: bruː
    • Ngeq: pruː
    • Ong: bruː
  • Proto-Vietic: *b-ruːʔ (Ferlus, 2007) (see there for further descendants)