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Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/malʾak-

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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.

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Proto-SemiticEdit

EtymologyEdit

Calqued from Iranian *fraēšta, the word for messenger in Zoroastrianism. Compare Avestan 𐬟𐬭𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬙𐬀 (fraēšta-, messenger), Parthian fryštg (frēštag, apostle; angel).

NounEdit

*malʾak-

  1. messenger, angel

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit