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Proto-Omotic: *baray-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'mare'
Ometo: Wol. barayyiyu 'mare', "prob. a loanword from Kafa... However, there is no doubt that this lexeme represents a borrowing from Sem., cf. Tigre/Tigrinny/Gurage/Argobba/Amharic bazra" Lamb. Wol., 324.
Kafa (Kaficho): baraaye 'mare' (with -y- <*-z-) Lamb. Wol., 324
Mocha: baraaye 'mare' Lamb. Wol., 324
Notes: In Kafa and Moča -y- may correspond to *-z-, but not in Wol., where z <*z. The idea of borrowing from Kafa/Moča ("Shekko") is the only one justifying the assertion that "this lexeme represents a borrowing from Sem....bazra" Lamb. Wol., 324. One wonders whether loan in Wol. from Kf./Mč. are common, if any.
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