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Berber etymology :

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Proto-Berber: *bulbul
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'feather'
Mzab: t-bulbul-t
Wargla: t-bulbul-t
brbet-prnum,brbet-meaning,brbet-mzb,brbet-wrg,

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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ball-
Meaning: feather, wing
Semitic: *nu-ball- (<*mu-ball-?) 'eagle's feather'
Berber: *bulbul 'feather'
Western Chadic: *bV-bāl- 'shoulder' 1, 'arm' 2 - cf.
Central Chadic: *mu-bal- 'arm'1, 'shoulder' 2 - cf.
Saho-Afar: *bal- 'feather'
Low East Cushitic: *bal(l)- 'wing'
High East Cushitic: *ball(aʔ)- 'feather'
Omotic: *bal- 'feather'
Notes: If Chad forms are related with a meaning shift 'wing' > 'shoulder/arm', a variant stem with a prefix *mV- (dissimilated in Sem and assimilated in WCh) should be reconstructed as.
afaset-meaning,afaset-sem,afaset-brb,afaset-wch,afaset-cch,afaset-sho,afaset-lec,afaset-hec,afaset-omo,afaset-notes,

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Semitic etymology :

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Number: 70
Proto-Semitic: *nu-ball-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'eagle's feather'
Akkadian: nuballu
Notes: Prefix *nu- (probably, dissimilated from *mu-).
semet-proto,semet-prnum,semet-meaning,semet-akk,semet-notes,

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West Chadic etymology :

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Proto-WChadic: *ba-bal-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'upper arm' 1, 'shoulder' 2
Mupun: báàl 1 [FrM]
Sura: bal 1 [JgS]
Angas: bel 2 [Fl]
Karekare: bébālīa 1 [Kl]
Polchi: babǝlǝ 2 [Cs]
Bokos: baàl 2 [JgR]
wchet-prnum,wchet-meaning,wchet-gwn,wchet-sur,wchet-ang,wchet-krk,wchet-pol,wchet-bks,

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Central Chadic etymology :

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Proto-CChadic: *mu-bal-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'arm' 1, 'shoulder' 2
Nzangi: bǝ̀lǝ̀bǝ̀le 2 [Kr: 46]
Logone: Cf. m-phala 1
Gulfey: balé 1 [Lk:147]
cchet-prnum,cchet-meaning,cchet-nza,cchet-log,cchet-gul,

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Saho-Afar etymology :

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Proto-Saho-Afar: *bal-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'feather'
Afar (Danakil): bal
shoet-prnum,shoet-meaning,shoet-afar,

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Low East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-Low East Cushitic: *bal(l)-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'wing'
Somali: baal
Oromo (Galla): baala
Baiso: baale
Konso: balla
lecet-prnum,lecet-meaning,lecet-som,lecet-oro,lecet-bay,lecet-kon,

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High East Cushitic etymology :

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Proto-High East Cushitic: *ball(aʔ)-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'feather'
Sidamo: balle
Hadiya (Gudella): ballaʔe
Burji (Bambala, Dashe): baalle
hecet-prnum,hecet-meaning,hecet-sid,hecet-had,hecet-bmb,

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Omotic etymology :

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Proto-Omotic: *bal-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'feather'
Kafa (Kaficho): baaloo
omoet-prnum,omoet-meaning,omoet-kaf,

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