Linguistica (Dec 1982)

Some Nostratian Etymologies

  • Václav Blažek

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 22, no. 1

Abstract

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Nostr. *"be ill, dying" ? kušit.: somali dimašo "be dying", dintey "dead, deceased" (som. d.< kuš. ­< nostr. * - or *ĉ,* ĉ-) I ural. *jama- "die" (FUV 17) lap. jabme- (- jāme-)"die", mordv. joma- juma- "verge­hen, zugrunde gehen, etc.", nenets. Castr. Jjama- "be ill", Leht. Jā’mā "nicht können", nganas. Jamajua- "nicht kön­ nen", enets. je’oa-id. I yukg. *jama-: N jaba-, jobe- "die"·, S. jobo, cf. (Sjögren) jäm-bon "tot" I dravid. *camai "die" (DED 1934) tam. camai "kill", telug. samayu "die" I türk.: alt. jobo "be sickly"I ? kor. samang "death".

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