Reconstruction:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/r/s-mwəj

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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: *r-mjwiəd (Coblin, 1986)
    • Proto-Tibeto-Burman: *r/s-mwəy (Matisoff, STEDT); *(s-)mwəy, *(r-)mwəy, *mwiy (Weidert, 1987); *rmwiy (*C) (?) (Coblin, 1986); *(r-)mwəy ~ (s-)mwəy (Chou, 1972); *mwiy (Benedict, 1972)

Verb[edit]

  1. to sleep
  2. to dream

Descendants[edit]

  • Old Chinese: /*mit-s/ (B-S), /*mids/ (ZS) ("to sleep; a sound sleep")
    • Middle Chinese: /miɪH/
      • Modern Mandarin
        • Beijing: (mèi, /meɪ̯⁵¹/)
  • Himalayish
  • Lolo-Burmese-Naxi
    • Lolo-Burmese
      • Burmish
        • Written Burmese: မွေ့ ‎(mwe., to enjoy (sleep))
  • Karenic
    • Sgaw: မံ ‎(mi, to sleep)

See also[edit]