Appendix:Proto-Semitic/yad-

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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]

Noun[edit]

*yad-, ʿid-

  1. hand

Comment[edit]

Stem ʿid- appears in Aramaic and Ethiopic branch, and also maybe in Akkadian. One wonders whether they're both reflexes of something like **ʿayad- or **yaʿid-.

Descendants[edit]

  • Akkadian: [Cuneiform needed] (idu 'arm'), (on)
  • Amharic: እጅ ‎(ʾəǧ)
  • Arabic: يَد ‎(yad)
    • Egyptian Arabic: ايد ‎(ʾīd)
    • Maltese: id
  • Aramaic:
    Syriac: ܐܝܕܐ ‎(ʾīḏā)
    Hebrew: יְדָא ‎(yəḏā), יַד ‎(yaḏ)
  • Ge'ez: እድ ‎(ʾəd)
  • Hebrew: יָד ‎(yāḏ)
  • Old South Arabian: 𐩺𐩵 ‎(yd)
    • Minaean: dy (yd)
    • Qatabanian: dy (yd)
    • Sabaean: dy (yd)
  • Phoenician: 𐤉𐤃 dy (yd)
  • Tigre: እዴ ‎(ʾəde)
  • Tigrinya: ኢድ ‎(ʾid)
  • Ugaritic: 𐎊𐎄 ‎(yd)