Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʾab-

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This Proto-Semitic 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-Semitic[edit]

Noun[edit]

*ʾab-

  1. father

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • East Semitic:
    • Akkadian: 𒀊 (abu)
  • West Semitic:
    • Central Semitic:
      • Arabic: أَب(ʾab) (see there for further descendants)
      • Northwest Semitic:
    • South Semitic:

Onomastics[edit]

  1. Abigail
  2. Abraham
  3. Absalom
  4. Ahab
  5. Barabbas
  6. Job
  7. Joab

Borrowed terms[edit]

  1. abelmosk
  2. baobab
  3. borage
  4. bwana
  5. pataca
  6. abba, abbacy, abbatial, abbé, abbess, abbey, abbot