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1.4.6 Waist

The Angami, Jirel, Kulung, Moyon, Bodo, Lalung, and Apatani forms appear to be closely related.

Note the relation WAIST + BONE = RIB in Phunoi ʔã cò ‘waist’, ʔɑ̃⁵⁵ co¹¹ jɑu¹¹ ‘rib’ (jɑu¹¹ is ‘bone’); for the similar construction BELLY + BONE = RIB, see Chapter 1.4.7.

Note that in the Loloish languages (e.g. Lisu, Xide, Gazhuo), compounds for WAIST often have #418 PTB *tsik JOINT as a constituent; these morphemes should not be confused with #223 PTB *m‑(t)syi(ŋ/k) WAIST / LOWER BACK / LOINS.

Note the following NE Indian ‘parallel’ binomes which appear to have the same etymological structure, all glossed ‘waist’: Meluri a‑khü‑shi; Miji gɯ‑tsiʔ; Miri ki‑čik; Galo pak‑pu‑cik (last syllable only); Ntenyi a‑khü‑shü. The final syllables may be stop-final allofams of #223 PTB *m‑(t)syi(ŋ/k) WAIST / LOWER BACK / LOINS; the first syllables may possibly be related to #211 PTB *k(r)aw*k(y)aw BACK or #217 PTB *krya(t/n) WAIST / LOINS.

Etyma in this chapter

tag num_recs chaptertitle chapter sequence protoform protogloss grpid plg grpno notes num_notes num_comparanda status public username
215186Waist1.4.61.0gyu-k ⪤ dzyu-kWAIST2PTB0.1cf. HPTB p. 35710KEEP1stedt
219129Waist1.4.62.0k(w)a(ŋ/k)WAIST / HIPS / BUTTOCKS / TAIL / BACK2PTB0.100KEEP1stedt
22398Waist1.4.63.0m-(t)syi(ŋ/k)WAIST / LOWER BACK / LOINS2PTB0.120KEEP1stedt
21777Waist1.4.64.0krya(t/n)WAIST / LOINS2PTB0.1mostly HIM; cf. ken/t #41221KEEP1stedt
1361100Waist1.4.65.0d/s-pəyWAIST / HIPS / LOWER BACK / BUTTOCKS / TAIL2PTB0.121KEEP1stedt
136238Waist1.4.67.0(d/t)amHIPS / WAIST / SMALL OF BACK / BUTTOCKS / TAIL2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
136420Waist1.4.68.0hwaŋBELOW / BUTTOCKS / LOWER BACK2PTB0.1related to #2542?10KEEP1stedt
137370Waist1.4.69.0s-daːyWAIST / BELT / ZONE / FLAT EXPANSE2PTB0.131KEEP1stedt
22132Waist1.4.612.0krayWAIST / LOWER BACK / LOINS2PTB0.100KEEP1stedt
43009Waist1.4.62391.0kooŋ ⪤ kuuŋLOIN / WAIST8PKC1.2PKC #30000KEEP0stedt