Lexeme – Details – berbex, berbix

Lexeme

Transcription
berbex, berbix
Script
IPA
Meaning
sheep
Meaning Note
Grammatical Data
n
Note
The semantic change from Lat. vervex 'wether' to berbex 'sheep' may be explained either by the influence of animal names such as Lat. perdix 'partridge', or by the influence of Lat. nutrix 'wet nurse' (TLF).

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Sources

Source
Michiel de Vaan. Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill. Brill Online.
[MDV]
Source
Trésors de la langue francaise informatisées. Centre national de ressources techniques et lexiques. http://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/
[TLF]
Source
DEX online (2004-2015). Dicționare ale limbii române. https://dexonline.ro/
[DEX]
Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
CW87, CW93, CW97, TL93

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