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02/03/2016

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Octavià Alexandre

(25) *aβv̆̆rn 'flour'

I suppose you mean *a-βV̆rn, where stands for a short vowel. This item is interesting to me because it would explain Basque irin (Biscayan urun) 'flour' as a cultural loanword.

PhoeniX

Hi Octavià.

That is correct,y it is a short vowel of which it is difficult to say what it's vowel was.

The correspondence with Basque is indeed striking. I think this word, the Basque word but probably also the Latin farina are ultimately part of the same wanderwort.

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