A noun for “fish” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶skala under the root ᴹ√SKAL “small fish” (Ety/SKAL²). This replaced an earlier derivation from ᴹ✶khala under the deleted entry for the root ᴹ√KHAL “(small) fish” (Ety/KHAL¹).
noun. (small) fish
- N. hâl “fish” ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹
- ᴹQ. halatir(no) “kingsfisher, (lit.) fish-watcher” ✧ Ety/KHAL¹ (
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√KHAL¹ > hala [kʰala] > [xala] > [hala] ✧ Ety/KHAL¹ ᴹ√SKAL² > hala [skala] > [xala] > [hala] ✧ Ety/SKAL² ᴹ✶khala > hala [kʰala] > [xala] > [hala] ✧ EtyAC/KHAL¹