Words

Found 13 words

Akkadian
patru - sword, dagger (CAD P 279, AHw. 848)

No etymology can be suggested.

Ugaritic
ḥrb - knife, sword (DUL 367)
Hebrew
ḥäräb - sword (HALOT 349)
Syriac
ḥarbā - sword; spear point; plowshare (LSyr. 254, SL 486)
Syriac
pumā - mouth; opening; flesh (of fruit); sharp edge (of sword) (LSyr. 577, SL 1165)
Arabic
frˁ - to smite one’s head with the stick or sword; to make a separation (between people); IV. to make to bleed (Lane 2378)
Arabic
hḏw - to cut with a sword (LA 15 420)
Arabic
sayf- - sword (Lane 1485)
Amharic
šotäl - curved sword; straight sword; two-edged sword (AED 639)

Var. sotäl.

Gyeto
aräb - sharp sword (EDG I 636)

Reconstructions

Found 2 reconstructions

PCS
*ḥarb- - sword (Kogan 2015: 211)
Proto-MSA
*šVkay- - sword (Kogan 2015:571)

The origin of Proto-MSA *šVkay- ‘sword’ is unknown. Contra M. Bittner (1915b:28) and W. Leslau, hardly any connection with Arb. škk ‘to pierce with the spear’ (Lane 1582), raǯulun šāki s-silāḥi ‘a man whose weapon is sharp’ (Lane 1590), since Arb. š does not regularly correspond to š in MSA. Note Tgr. sakyät ‘iron-chips that fall off when a sword is whetted; edge of a sword’ (WTS 192). (Kogan 2015:571)