Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/bjar ~ pjar

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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: *piar/biar (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *byar ⪤ *pyar (Matisoff, STEDT; Benedict, 1972), *byɑ̂r~pyɑ̂r (Chou, 1972)

Related to *p(r)an/t ~ b(r)an/t(to braid, to weave, to plait).

Verb[edit]

  1. to affix, to plait, to sew, to braid

Descendants[edit]

  • Kamarupan
    • Kuki-Chin
      • Central Chin
        • Lushai [Mizo]: phiar(to knit, to plait)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri

See also[edit]