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Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Spanish mil.

Numeral[edit]

  1. thousand

Namuyi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *mi (female). Cognate to Chinese (mèi, girl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. wife

Synonyms[edit]

Northern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian *mayšáh, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mayšás, from Proto-Indo-European *móysos (sheep, skin of sheep). Cognate with Sanskrit मेष (meṣá), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬉𐬱𐬀 (maēša), Persian میش (miš), Khwarezmian [script needed] (ʾmh), Ormuri [script needed] (maī), Munji [script needed] (mə́ya).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Central Kurdish مێ ()
Southern Kurdish میە (mye)
Laki مێ ()
Zazaki meşna

 f (Arabic spelling مي)

  1. sheep

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003), “”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, page 395