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own English gloss; our Semantic Field
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Pokorny Etymon: 4. bher- 'to hum, buzz'
Semantic Field: Sound (n)
|Lithuanian:||barbeti||vb||to clink, jingle||RPN|
|birbiù, birbiau, birti||vb||to play a reed||RPN|
|burbiù, burbeti||vb||to mutter, mumble||RPN|
|Greek:||pemphrêdôn||n||(kind of) wasp||RPN|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|RPN||=||Allan R. Bomhard: Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic (2002)|