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1.6.5 Skin

The fact that so many roots can be reconstructed for SKIN is undoubtedly due to the wide variety of associations this concept has with other points in semantic space: human, animal, and vegetable. The notion of outer covering is equally applicable to the skin of humans, the hide of animals, the bark of trees, the rind of fruits, the husks of corn, or the shells of nuts.1 Since several sub-parts of the body have their own skin-like coverings, morphemes for SKIN appear in many compound words for such specialized body-parts as eyelids, lips, and foreskins. A further semantic chain leads from the body-part to the associated verb, TO SKIN/REMOVE THE SKIN. Semantic flowcharts provide a visual representation of SKIN and related concepts; the associations with SKIN are in fact so complex that two flowcharts are given.

Etyma in this semantic area are reconstructed with widely different degrees of certitude, ranging from the rock-solid to the shaky. They are presented below roughly in the order of the strength of their attestations.

Etyma in this chapter

tag num_recs chaptertitle chapter sequence protoform protogloss grpid plg grpno notes num_notes num_comparanda status public username
586219Skin1.6.52.0s/r-kawk ⪤ s/r-kwakOUTER COVERING / SKIN / BARK / RIND2PTB0.1STC#34232KEEP1stedt
59365Skin1.6.53.0kur ⪤ kwarSKIN2PTB0.121KEEP1stedt
591152Skin1.6.54.0pʷ(i/u)(l/n)SKIN2PTB0.1JAM-LITB 7.210KEEP1stedt
58521Skin1.6.55.0s-grawSKIN / OUTER COVERING2PTB0.1STC#12110KEEP1stedt
44838Skin1.6.56.0d(y)alLIP / SKIN2PTB0.1cf. HPTB p.40510KEEP1stedt
78354Skin1.6.57.1kwapSKIN / LIP / SCALES (fish) / SHELL2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
55163Skin1.6.57.2krapSHELL / SHIELD2PTB0.1cf. HPTB p. 34221KEEP1stedt
56226Skin1.6.59.0s-lipSCALE (OF FISH OR REPTILE)2PTB0.1cf. HPTB p. 56220KEEP1stedt
145429Skin1.6.510.0syapSCALE (OF FISH OR REPTILE)2PTB0.1cf. JAM-DL, HPTB pp. 353, 37610KEEP1stedt
590148Skin1.6.513.0p(y)ikSKIN / PEEL2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
30005Skin1.6.514.0bakSTRIP OFF2PTB0.121KEEP1stedt
78419Skin1.6.515.0puRIND / SHIELD / SKIN (n.)2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
79511Skin1.6.517.0s-yamSKIN / OUTER SURFACE2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
46988Skin1.6.523.0hooŋBARK (of tree) / COVER / SHELL8PKC1.2PKC #69810KEEP1stedt
7859Skin1.6.526.0taŋ OR tuŋSKIN2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
47298Skin1.6.528.0hookPEEL / BARK (v.) / SKIN (v.)8PKC1.2PKC #72900KEEP0stedt
44564Skin1.6.529.0khirSCAB / DRY CRUST (nasal mucus)8PKC1.2PKC #45600KEEP1stedt
6029Skin1.6.531.0lakSKIN40PAsak1.7.3.2("LUI") 10KEEP1stedt
58990Skin1.6.50.0C-kwəlBOIL / COOK2PTB0.1110spbyte

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Macadamia nuts have both husks and shells.