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Q. #cirma n. “knife” (Category: Knife (tool))

Q. #cirma, n. “knife” (Category: Knife (tool))

A word for “knife” attested only as an element in cirmacin “knife-edge” in Late Notes on Verb Structure (LVS) from 1969 (PE22/149). This “knife” word is probably a combination of √KIR “cut” with the instrumental suffix ✶-mā, so more literally a “cut-tool”.

Reference ✧ PE22/149 ✧ #kirma “knife”


KIR “cut, cleave, pass swiftly through; shave; skim (surface), slip along, glide quickly”
-mā “instrumental suffix”

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