Whtevi edit

Etymology edit

From Old Whtevi lipoq, from Proto-Lyndian *lebʰù (banner, mane (of a horse)) (compare Modern Basque lepo), borrowed from the same source from which Proto-Uralic *lepu, lepk- (flag) (compare Finnish lippu, Hungarian lobogó, Saami (deprecated template usage) leavga) and possibly from which Proto-Indo-European *leh₂b- (to hang loose, to drift). The word was probably alien to both Proto-Uralic, Proto-Lyndian, and Proto-Indo-European, as the expected original form of the word is approximately *leb̥ɣ̬̜ʷ (that which waves, flies), which featured multiple voice distinctions and fricative syllabicity.
Potentially also related to Hungarian lóg (to hang, be suspended), Arabic علق (`allaqa, to cling, have an attachment).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Standard, Cinkeihldi) IPA(key): /ˈle.buʔ/

Noun edit


  1. flag, standard, banner, streamer