Reconstruction:Proto-West Semitic/gamal-

This Proto-West Semitic 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-West Semitic edit

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Noun edit


  1. camel

Reconstruction notes edit

Conventionally reconstructed as Proto-Semitic, but likely a Wanderwort of Arabian (possibly Arabic) origin.

Descendants edit

References edit

  • "GML II" in A. Murtonen, Hebrew in Its West Semitic Setting: A Comparative Survey of Non-Masoretic Hebrew Dialects and Traditions, Part 1, BRILL (1989), p. 136.
  • Kogan, Leonid (2011), “Proto-Semitic Lexicon”, in Weninger, Stefan, editor, The Semitic Languages. An International Handbook (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft – Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; 36), Berlin: De Gruyter, →ISBN, page 207