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  1. Word Family - Tunic

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    cotton, chitin, tunic

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    • Anatolian substrate
      • Eastern substrate *kito flax
        • Sumerian 𒃰 gada flax
        • Sumerian 𒆤 kid cloth mat
        • Akkadian 𒃰 kitu flax
          • Old Armenian կտաւ ktaw flax
            • Armenian Կտավ ktav flax, linen, canvas
        • Ugaritic 𐎖𐎉 qṭ flax, linseed
        • Central substrate *kito-na
          • Aramaic כּיתָּנָא kittānā linen, flax
            • Aramaic כִּיתּוּנָא kittōnā linen garment, tunic, shirt, layer, shell …
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  2. Word Family - Olive

    May theme: Plants 🌱

    Introduction

    In which "olive oil" is redundant.

    The Greek and Armenian words are often interpreted as being from a Mediterranean substrate word. But then there's the Slavic *lȏjь: "tallow, suet". And then the Old Chinese lɯw: "oil, grease", which is plausibly from the Tocharian equivalent of …

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