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ǧāmūs جامُوس , pl. ǧamāmīsᵘ
ID ... • Sw – • BP – • APD ... • Aut SG
ǦāMūS, ǦMS
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buffalo – WehrCowan1979.
From the same mPers etymon as modPers gāvmīš ‘(water) buffalo’, from Av gāvo-māešī ‘id.’, lit. ‘cow-sheep/ram’, first component from IE *gʷou‑ ‘cow, ox, bull, domestic animal’ (which also gave, with reduction to the female, Germ *k(w)ōw‑ ‘cow’, cf. Engl cow , G Kuh ; Kluge2002: cf. also Sum gux , gud , guřx ‘domestic ox, bull’1 ? ), second component from (Nourai:) IE *moiso ‘sheep’.
1. Halloran3.0
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See section CONCISE above.
The first part of the word ǧā-mūs goes back to the same IE word *gʷou‑ for ‘cow, ox, bull, domestic animal’ as Engl cow , Ge Kuh , etc.
ǧāmūsaẗ, n.f., buffalo cow
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