Appendix:Proto-Semitic/ʿabd-

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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-Semitic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Central Semitic only. Related to the root verb *ʿbd (to work, serve), which is argued to have actually been a denominative.

Noun[edit]

*ʿabd-

  1. slave
  2. man

Descendants[edit]