Within the wider framework of the hypothesis of the genetic affiliation of the Burushaski language with Indo-European an etymology is proposed for two kinship terms. Burushaski -·-skir ‘father in-law’ is derived from Indo-European *su̯ ék̂ uros ‘father-inlaw’ and Burushaski -·-skus ‘mother in-law’ from Indo-European *su̯ ek̂ rúhas ‘mother-in-law’. The etymological analysis and the Burushaski evidence strengthens the position of Indo-Europeanists who have derived Indo-European *su̯ ék̂ u(H)ros from *su̯ é- ‘one’s own’ + *k̂ uh1ros ‘powerful’ (: ‘experienced man, man with authority, master, lord’), and the word for ‘mother-in-law’ from that of the ‘father-in-law’.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|