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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *sa/u(m)bVb-
Meaning: tuft of hair
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *(ʔi-)š/sayb- ~ *š/sabib- 'tuft of hair'
Berber: *sVba/ub- 'eyebrow' 1, 'hairlock' 2, 'tail' 3
East Chadic: *syab- 'hair'
High East Cushitic: *šomb- 'pubic hair'
Warazi (Dullay): *sanp- (<*sanb-?) 'uncircumsized penis' (?)
South Cushitic: *sumbiy- 'crest'
Notes: Cf. Bla Review 501.

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