Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/d-bu-s

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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: *dbuɣ (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *d-bu-s (Matisoff, STEDT); *(d-)bu (Chou, 1972); *(d-)bu (*B) (Coblin, 1986); *-u (LaPolla, 1987)

Definitions[edit]

  1. head

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: uncertain, perhaps
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan
          • Written Tibetan: དབུ (dbu, head)
    • Kiranti
      /*ʔpu/ ("head") (Opgenort, 2011)
  • Jingpho-Asakian
    • Jingpho
      • Jingpho [Kachin]: u baw (head)
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      /*ʔu²/ (Matisoff, 2003)
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: ဦး (u:, head)
      • Loloish
        /*u²/ (Bradley, 1979)
        • Northern Loloish
          • Yi (Liangshan): (o, head (literary); tip, peak), also (uo) in compounds
        • Central Loloish
          • Lisu (Southern): ꓪꓴꓸ (, head, top, beginning)

See also[edit]