Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-Iranian/náyĵžʰam

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This Proto-Indo-Iranian 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-Indo-Iranian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *néyǵʰ-s[1], likely of non-Indo-European origin. Perhaps related to Proto-Uralic *nikka (to stick in, push).

Noun[edit]

*náyĵžʰam n

  1. sharp tip, spear

Inflection[edit]


Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayrhofer, Manfred (1996), “NIKṢ”, in Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altindoarischen [Etymological Dictionary of Old Indo-Aryan] (in German), volume II, Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitätsverlag, page 41: “*nei̯ǵ⁽ʰ⁾ ~ *nei̯ǵ⁽ʰ⁾s”
  2. ^ Hinz, Walther (1975) Altiranisches Sprachgut der Nebenüberlieferungen (Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe III, Iranica; 3)‎[1] (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, page 172
  3. ^ Janda, Michael (2004) Die Sprache Der Meder (dissertation)‎[2] (in German), University of Zurich, page 105

Further reading[edit]

  • Edelʹman, D. I. (2015) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ iranskix jazykov [Etymological Dictionary of Iranian Languages] (in Russian), volume V, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, pages 443–446