Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

ALFRÉD TÓTH : HUNGARIAN AND ESKIMO-ALEUT — with Paleo-Siberian Cognates

Central Asian Yupik najaγ “unmarried girl”

Chukotko-Kamch. ∂ninae-lR∂n “elder brother”

Sumerian nunus, munus (3079x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early

Old Babylonian, Old Babylonian, 1st millennium) wr. munus; nu-nus

“woman; female”

Hungarian nép “people, folk”

Proto-Eskimo *iŋuγ, *inuγ “human being”. This etymon may also be the basis for

Hung. ember. In this case, Hung. ember and nép would go back to the

same root.

Sumerian me (2860x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Old Babylonian)

wr. me; em; am3 “to be” + pap (86x: Old Akkadian, Ur III, Old

Babylonian) wr. pap “father; male, virile; brother”

Akkadian abu “father”; cf. also for the first part Akk., Rhaet. nammaššū “to

move; living being; population, people”

Hungarian név “name”

Proto-Uralic *nime

Proto-Uralo-Siberian *nim∂ “name; call”

Eskimo-Aleut n∂p∂ “sound, voice”

Proto-Inuit *n∂maaq- “to groan”

Chukotko-Kamch. n∂nn∂ “name” (< *n∂m(n∂m)?)

Yukaghir neve, nim, niu “id.”

Sumerian nam (567x: ED IIIb, Lagash II, Ur III, Old Babylonian) wr. nam; naaĝ2

"ticket of of destiny, sign, mark", mu (2994x: ED IIIa, ED IIIb,

Old Akkadian, Lagash II, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. mu “name; line of text; son”

Akkadian nību “name”

Hungarian nevetni, mövetni “to laugh”

Proto-Ugric *m8kз- , *m8gз-

Proto-Eskimo *mak∂- “to become loose” [?]

Sumerian mu (18x: Old Babylonian) wr. mu7 “incantation, spell”, or from a

word with the meaning “to make noise” (like e.g. “laugh”, German

“lachen”, etc.): mu (9x: Old Babylonian) wr. mu11; ma5; mu7 “to

crush, mangle”, mu (8x: ED IIIb, Old Babylonian) wr. mu7 “to make a

sound”

Hungarian nézni “to watch, to glance”, néző “augur (person)”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *näke- “to see, to watch”

Proto-Inuit *naku(R)- “to squint; to stare at”

Akkadian natālum “to watch, to glance”

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