Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/s/r-m(u/i/ja)l

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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: *g-mul ⪤ s-mul ⪤ s-mil ⪤ s-myal (Matisoff, STEDT); *(s-)mul ⪤ *(r-)mul (Benedict, 1972; Michailovsky, 1991); *s/r-mul ~ s-mil (Chou, 1972); *(r-)mul (Weidert, 1987)

Chinese ("fur") is probably from *r-maːw.

Noun[edit]

  1. hair, fur, feather

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*mrər/ (Baxter-Sagart); /*mril/ (Zhengzhang Shangfang)
    • Middle Chinese: /mɣiɪ/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: ("eyebrow") (méi, /meɪ̯³⁵/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish

See also[edit]

  • *(t)sam (hair (of head))
  • *s-kra (hair of head, head)