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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *sim-
Meaning: ear
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *šVmVʕ- 'hear'
Berber: *sim- 'ear'
Egyptian: smt 'hear' (pyr.), 'ears' (n)
Central Chadic: *ŝim- 'ear'
East Chadic: *sVm- 'ear'
Notes: In Sem., *-ʕ versus no traces of it in Eg. looks a secondary triconsonantizer. Secondary lateral in CCh, probably influenced by a laryngeal.

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