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Hittite: alpās

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Language:Hittite
Meaning:cloud
Source form:alpās
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Notes:Weeks discusses relation to /cognate/955/ ,white (thing) > cloud' '(1985: 20f). Puhvel proposes a number of posisble etymologies: (i) Lat. albus 'white', (ii) Goth. luftus 'air', (iii) IE A2él-p-, whence, inter alia, Skt alpa 'small', (iv) Cop, further exemplified by Serbian lap 'bog, soil', gk 'scum, mark', (v) Arm amb, Ved abhra- 'cloud' but this is less likely due to -mp- tolerance found elsewhere.
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Sources of lexical data

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Source: Ringe, D., Warnow, T., Taylor, A. (2002) 'Indo-European and Computational Cladistics.' Transaction of the Philological Society Vol. 100:1: 59-129.
Reliability: Doubtful
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Source: Puhvel, Jaan. 1984. Hittite Etymological Dictionary, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Pages: 1.37-8
Reliability: High

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