Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/m-bruŋ ~ m-bruk

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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: *m-bruŋ ~ m-bruk (Matisoff, STEDT)

Chinese /*mə-roŋ/ (B-S); /*b·roŋ/ (ZS) ("dragon") may belong here too.

Noun[edit]

  1. thunder
  2. dragon

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: (*) /*brɯŋs/ (ZS)
    • Middle Chinese: /bɨŋH/ ("sound of thunder")
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (bìng, /piŋ⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
    • Tibeto-Kanauri
      • Bodic
        • Tibetan