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Hungarian and Eskimo-Aleut

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

Hungarian rejteni “to hide, to conceal”, rejlik “to be hidden”

Proto-Eskimo *iδ∂R- “to hide”

Sumerian ri (475x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. RI; ru “to lay down, cast, place; to set in place; to lead

away”. The original meaning of Sum. ri is “to remove, to sweep away”

and then “to hide”. “to sweep away” developed to “to graze” in Akk.

and Rhaet., where we find re’ū “to graze; shepherd”, in which the

meaning of the supervisor of the grazing animals is thus included. The

feminine form of re’ū, rē’ītu “shepherdess”, became the name of the

highest goddess of the Rhaetians who got their name for her which

appears in Rhaetic inscriptions as Reitu and Ritu (cf. Brunner and Tóth

1987; Tóth and Brunner 2007). Therefore, while rej-l-ik goes directly

back to Sum., rej-t-eni must either originate in Rhaet. rē’īt-, or the

“causative suffix” was – like the verbal derivative suffix –l-, already

present in Sum.

Hungarian rém “apparition, ghost”, rémálom “nightmare”, rémíteni “to

frighten”

Proto-Yupik-Sirenikski *iγvaR- “to appear”

Sumerian erim2 “fiend” (Oberhuber 1990, p. 147)

Hungarian repedni “to crack, to burst”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *r8ppз-, *reppз- “to burst, to rend, to split”

Yukagir lepe “to break off”

Sumerian ri (475x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. RI; ru “to throw down”; cf. also:

Akkadian rapāsum “to be cracked, burst”

Hungarian repíteni “to sling, to throw”, repülni “to fly (itr.)”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *r8ppз- “to beat with the wings, to fly”

Proto-Eskimo *qaR∂- “to come up”

Central Siberian Yupik qarleγ- “to rise in the air”

Sumerian ri (475x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. RI; ru “to lay down, cast, place; to set in place, imbue;

to lean on; to impose; to throw down; to release, let go; to walk along;

to pour out; to lead away”

Hungarian rés “fissure; hole, opening”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *raćз “hole”

Proto-Eskimo *∂laγ- “to dig”

Sumerian ri (475x: ED IIIb, Old Akkadian, Ur III, Early Old Babylonian, Old

Babylonian) wr. RI; ru “to throw down; to pour out”

Hungarian rész “part, piece, section”

Proto-Finno-Ugric *räćз “piece”

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