Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-b/m-ruːl

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This Proto-Sino-Tibetan 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-Sino-Tibetan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Proto-Sino-Tibetan: ?
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *s-b/m-ruːl (Matisoff, STEDT); *b-ruːl (Benedict, 1972; Weidert, 1987)

Noun[edit]

*s-b/m-ruːl

  1. snake

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: < /*r̥ujʔ/ (dial. *r̥- › x-) (B-S), /*ŋ̊lulʔ/ (ZS) ("pit viper; snake-brood")
    • Middle Chinese: /hʉiX/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (huǐ, /xu̯eɪ̯²¹⁴/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese

See also[edit]

  • *bəw (insect, bug, vermin; snake)
  • Chinese: < (OC /*Cə.laj/, "snake") - etymology uncertain. Likely arose as a taboo word, from the sense "to crawl, to wind". Confer Proto-Austronesian *Sulaʀ (snake).

Warning: Default sort key "s-b/m-ruːl" overrides earlier default sort key "m-ruːl".