This Proto-Nuristani 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-Nuristani edit

Alternative reconstructions edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hŕ̥ćšas, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. bear

Descendants edit

  • Northern Nuristani:
    • Kamkata-viri:
      Kamviri: íć
      Kativiri: íć
    • Prasuni: ütrú
  • Southern Nuristani:

References edit

  1. ^ Hegedűs, Irén (2012), “The RUKI-rule in Nuristani”, in Whitehead, Benedicte Nielsen; Olander, Thomas; Olsen, Birgit Anette; Rasmussen, Jens Elmegard, editors, Sound of Indo-European: Papers on Indo-European Phonetics, Phonemics and Morphophonemics (Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European)‎[1], volume 4, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, published 2012, →ISBN
  2. ^ Strand, Richard F. (2016), “r̥ć”, in Nûristânî Etymological Lexicon