Shift #814

egg — white

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Type Derivation
Language Arabic
Lexeme 1 bayḍ-
Lexeme 2 ʔabyaḍ-
Meaning 1 egg
Meaning 2 white
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Comment BK I 184. The word meaning "egg" is well present already at the Protosemitic level. It became a colourword either as a result of internal Arabic development path, or it has parallels in Ethiosemitic languages but interestingly means "yellow".