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Kiranti etymology :

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Proto-Kiranti: *saŋ
Sino-Tibetan etymology: Sino-Tibetan etymology
Meaning: star, ray
Tulung: ?sorluŋ (if < *saŋ-lur) (cf. also -suŋ in nep-suŋ sun) [Toba 96: swar]
Kaling: sɔŋ- in sɔŋgɔr star
Limbu: sāŋ ray, -se in khese star
Kulung: sɔŋ- in sɔŋger 'star'
Yamphu: saŋ- in saŋge 'star'
Comments: A difficult case. T sor- and L -se may also reflect a root *sǝr, cf. also T sor-pikiche 'star'. On the other hand, T sor may be < *soʔor < *saŋqar ( = Kal. sɔŋgɔr).

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