Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʔirbay-

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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

Alternative reconstructionsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *ʔirb- +‎ *-ay- (feminine suffix).

NounEdit

*ʔirbay- f

  1. locust

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • East Semitic:
    • Akkadian: 𒉅𒄭𒀀 (erbum) (without feminine suffix)
    • Eblaite: 𒅕𒉈𒈝 (ir-bí-núm /ʾerbênum/), 𒉆𒆳 (BURU5KUR)
  • West Semitic:

ReferencesEdit

  • Militarev, Alexander; Kogan, Leonid (2000) Semitic Etymological Dictionary, volume I: Anatomy of Man and Animals, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, →ISBN, pages 15–16, Nr. 11