Appendix:Proto-Semitic/birk-

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This entry contains Proto-Semitic 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]

Noun[edit]

*birk-, *bark-

  1. knee

Comment[edit]

In Common Semitic there was a metathetic root formed, which yielded *ruk(u)b-at- "knee" (cf. Arabic رُكْبَة (rúkba)), both of which had reflexes preserved in Arabic, Aramaic and Ethiopian (Tigre and Ge'ez).

Descendants[edit]

Onomastics and borrowed terms[edit]