Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s-nak

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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: *nək ⪤ Cnək, *nes ~ nyes (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *s-nak (Matisoff, STEDT; LaPolla, 1987)

May be a descendant of *s-maŋ ~ s-mak (black, dark, ink), from assimilation of the root initial (in place of articulation) by the prefix *s-.

Definitions[edit]

  1. black
  2. evil

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*nrək/ (B-S); /*nɯɡ/ (ZS) ("to hide"); /*n̥ˁək/ (B-S); /*n̥ɯːg/ (ZS) ("evil")
    • Middle Chinese: /ɳɨk/, /tʰək/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (, /ni⁵¹/), (, /tʰɤ⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: နက် (nak, black)