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On the etymology of Nepali jhyāl

Abstract : The etymology of Nepali jhyāl 'window' has long been disputed. Some lexicographers — but not Sir R. L. Turner — have proposed the source as Sanskrit (and Nepali) jāla 'net', because of the resemblance of lattice-windows to nets. In the present article, Nepali jaskel/jaskelo 'side-door, window' is proposed as a more likely source, both phonetically and semantically. The origin of jaskelo remains unknown.
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Boyd Michailovsky. On the etymology of Nepali jhyāl. Nepalese Linguistics, 2009, 24, pp.165-168. ⟨halshs-00438418⟩

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