Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʔanp-

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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

Ultimately of onomatopoeic origin due to the presence of a nasal consonant.

Reconstruction notesEdit

Most descendants show assimilation n > p / _p. The sporadic presence of /n/ confirms its existence in the Proto-Semitic etymon.

NounEdit

*ʔanp- m

  1. nose, nostril

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Semitic:
    • Akkadian: 𒀊𒁍 (ap-pu /appu/)
  • West Semitic: