Appendix:Proto-Semitic/lišān-

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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]

From Proto-Afro-Asiatic *lis- ("tongue"). Cognate with Berber *ilVs- (tongue), Egyptian ns (tongue), Western Chadic *ḥa-lis-um- (tongue), Central Chadic *ʔV-lyas- (tongue), East Chadic *lyas-an- (tongue), Omotic *mi-las- (tongue)

Noun[edit]

*liš(š)ān-, *lis(s)ān-

  1. tongue
  2. language

Descendants[edit]