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1.9.1 Egg

The English word yolk (< OE geolca) is an allofam of yellow (< OE geolu) < PIE *ghel‑ ‘shine; shiny object’ [AHD:2029]. Similarly, TB words for YOLK typically contain a morpheme meaning YELLOW, e.g. Lahu g̈âʔ‑u‑ši ‘yolk of hen’s egg’ < #1606 PTB *k‑rak FOWL / CHICKEN + #301 PTB *ʔu EGG / BIRD + ši ‘yellow/gold’ < #3496 PLB *s‑rwəy¹*s‑rwe¹ GOLD / YELLOW. See HPTB:191.

An important associated concept is BIRD, with several distinct roots appearing in compounds for EGG, including #1603 PTB *w(a/u) BIRD / EGG / WING / FOWL, #1600 PTB *haːr BIRD / FOWL / CHICKEN, #2187 PTB *b(y/r)a BIRD / BEE, #1604 PTB *daw BIRD, #3442 PTB *s‑ŋak BIRD. It is sometimes hard to distinguish reflexes of *wa and *haːr; cf. the first syllable in Wancho ao‑ti, below. Similarly, it is sometimes hard to distinguish reflexes of *wa and *bya; cf. the first syllable in Bahing ʔba‑di.

Etyma in this chapter

tag num_recs chaptertitle chapter sequence protoform protogloss grpid plg grpno notes num_notes num_comparanda status public username
11686Egg1.9.11.0pʷuEGG / BIRD / ROUND OBJECT2PTB0.121KEEP1stedt
301213Egg1.9.11.1ʔuEGG / BIRD2PTB0.1cf. HPTB pp. 301, 1654, 1275, 1170, 1168, 88, 123431KEEP1stedt
127559Egg1.9.11.3puBALL / EGG / ROUND OBJECT2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
300188Egg1.9.12.1d(w)əyEGG / TESTICLE2PTB0.1STC p.45,135,19681KEEP1stedt
118192Egg1.9.12.2d(i/u)lEGG / TESTICLE2PTB0.174KEEP1stedt
343635Egg1.9.14.0dz(y)uEGG2PTB0.1distinct from 1609; cf. Idu e-to-cu, analyzed p,1609,343610KEEP1stedt
305128Egg1.9.17.0s/r-gwa-ŋEGG / TESTICLE2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
161032Egg1.9.18.0s-ŋaEGG / HATCH2PTB0.1seems to always follow tag 30510KEEP1stedt
64626Egg1.9.19.0t-lamEGG / TESTICLE2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
34377Egg1.9.110.0k(r/w)akEGG / TESTICLE2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
30466Egg1.9.112.0pʷumEGG / SIT ON EGGS / HATCH / TESTICLE2PTB0.1cf. HPTB p.5720KEEP1stedt
348736Egg1.9.113.0(p/b)ayBREAK OUT / BREAK OFF / HATCH2PTB0.110KEEP1stedt
123423Egg1.9.114.0s-muHATCH / BROOD ON EGGS / SIT ON2PTB0.120KEEP1stedt
34896Egg1.9.115.0gli(m/p)BROOD / INCUBATE (eggs)29PKir2.310KEEP1stedt
34886Egg1.9.116.0(p/b)ukHATCH (egg)2PTB0.1("HIM") 10KEEP1stedt
34915Egg1.9.117.0duBROOD / INCUBATE (eggs)23TGTM2.1.4MM-Thèse10KEEP1stedt
34345Egg1.9.118.0ʔaHATCH / LAY EGG2PTB0.1in AMD, Nusu; JAM-LITB 7.120KEEP1stedt
34906Egg1.9.119.0naŋBROOD / INCUBATE (eggs)23TGTM2.1.4MM-Thèse10KEEP1stedt
117240Egg1.9.120.0s-rowEGG / NIT2PTB0.1STC#27820KEEP1stedt