Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʔabw-

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This Proto-Semitic 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-SemiticEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔab-, ultimately a nursery word. Cognate with Proto-Berber *ʔabb, Hausa uba, Somali aabo.[1]

RootEdit

*ʔabw-[2]

  1. father

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • *ʔabw-um (nominative singular)
    • East Semitic:
      • Akkadian: 𒀊 (/abu/)
    • West Semitic:
      • Central Semitic:
        • Arabic: أَب(ʾab) (see there for further descendants)
        • Northwest Semitic:
      • South Semitic:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/query.cgi?basename=\data\semham\afaset
  2. ^ John Huehnergard (2019), “Proto-Semitic”, in The Semitic Languages[1], 2nd edition, Routledge, →ISBN