Appendix:Proto-Mon-Khmer/briiʔ

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This Proto-Mon-Khmer 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-Mon-Khmer[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

*briiʔ (Shorto R180)

  1. sky
  2. rain

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Mon: brey /brɔy/
    • Modern Mon: pròa ("rain")
  • Vietic: *b-ləːj ("sky")
    • Middle Vietnamese: blời ("sky, weather")
    • Modern Vietnamese: trời ("sky, weather")

Etymology 2[edit]

*briiʔ (Shorto R181)

  1. forest

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Khmer: vrai
  • Vietnamese:
    • Nghệ An/Hà Tĩnh dialects: ri as in rú ri