etymon is valid for the synonymous sik å ya contributed by Schenkel 33 with

Etymon is valid for the synonymous sik å ya

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etymon is valid for the synonymous sik å ya , contributed by Schenkel 33, with adoption of the Arabic pattern {1i2 å 3ah} , rather than any influence of siq å yah “watering”, as suggested by Behnstedt & Woidich in their unp. article. salla “basket”: HB 426. Indeed a cognate of Cp. salo (Crum 330), but its presence in other Northwest Semitic tongues (cf. Aramaic sall å ), means that it must have been borrowed from much older Egyptian. simsim : HB 430, given as Cp. However, in spite of its phonetic and semantic identity with simsim in this language (Crum 340), and the distinct possibility of a borrowing from Egyptian, the facts are that this plant is missing in Ermann & Grapow, and that only Akkadian provides a transparent etymon, namely, am(a ) ammu < aman ammi “vegetable oil”, which appears to be also Vittmann’s contention (Vittmann 213, fn. 35). simm å na “quail”: HB 432, “Cp.” Indeed, Cp. smoune is the Nile goose (Chenalopex aegyptiacus), supported by OE >śmn< “kind of goose” in Ermann & Grapow IV 136, in truth quite a different bird, but semantic shifts in animal and plant names are commonplace. At any rate, Arabic sum(m) å , more likelier of Egyptian than Persian origin, is listed in CA dictionaries with a vague definition as “a bird”; therefore, it must have been borrowed in older phases of the former language. Its identification with salwà might have occurred later. sim ∏’ “semolina; sticks or rings of bread, often sprinkled with sesame seeds”: BH 433 and B 44, who propounds Cp. samit (Crum 340) as immediate
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Federico Corriente 86 origin of Arabic, though conceding the ultimate Semitic origin of this item. Indeed, Akkadian sam du(m) and Greek semídalos do not point to Egypt, in which there are not old witnesses either. Vittmann 213 accepts that Cp. etymon without further comments, while Behnstedt in his unp. article is not convinced by Bishai’s argumentation, in favour of an Egyptian origin on account of the reflex of the dental phoneme, as /d/ and / / do at times alternate in Arabic. san a “acacia”: HB 435, “Cp.” Indeed a cognate of Cp. —» nte (Crum 573), endorsed by Vittmann 212, but the Arabic item must have been borrowed in much higher dates, cf. OE > n ò < , with a regular Arabic reflex / / of OE / ò / . sinn ilmu r å t “ploughshare”: contributed by Behnstedt 1981:91, who considers likely a derivation from Cp. sine of the same meaning (Crum 343), in spite of the phonetic likeness to Arabic sinn “tooth; point”, possibly contributing to maintain the Cp. item in use. In their unp. article, however, Behnstedt & Woidich concede the same likelihood to both possibilities. sinnu “style of serving in the game called xara ”: HB 436 and B 44, who provides the correct Cp. etymon snau ”two” (Crum 346), also endorsed by Vittmann 213. See also Behnstedt 1997:32-33 about thecnical terms of this game.
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