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Title: Guanche Word List
Post by: Europa on May 24, 2008, 11:52:10 pm
Guanche Word List
In what follows, we compare the several extant Guanche words to their Dravidian correspondents of identical etymology. The list is extensive, but not exhaustive. However, it can be considered representative, as it comprises all words that we could obtain in this first draft. The Dravidian equivalents were obtained from the excellent A Dravidian Etymological Dictionary of T. Burrow and M. B. Emeneau (Oxford, 1984), the classical work on the matter.

We also attempt the interpretation of some Canarian toponyms and anthroponyms, a notoriously difficult task, given the obscurity of the two languages in question. But our results are rather encouraging and compelling, as can be seen by comparison. As we already said, the reader should pay attention to the phonetic correspondences only, disregarding the actual spelling, as a result of the Dravidian alphabet being different from the Roman one adopted for the Guanche language.


Guanche - Dravidian Intercomparison (Word List)

Guanche
Guanche Meaning
Dravidian Etymology

Achaman
Heaven
ox-am-an ("the upper expanse")

achanó
year
Ajja-no ("time division")

achicaxna
plebs, people
Acchi-sagina ("lowly crowd")

achimencey
king's relative" (nobles)
acchi-menkay ("relatives of the king")

Achit!
Long Live!; Hail!
Akchi, Agi-t- ("Hail")

Achimayek
Mother, Grandmother
Acchi-mayi-ek ("Great Mother of God")

Achoron
Earth
achurun ("marshy land"), ag-alam ("earth")

ahico
leather shirt
ayi-kov ("breast cover") 1

ahof
milk
ay-ubi ("breast food" = milk)

amulán
lard, fat
Am-ullu ("liquid fat")

ahoren
barley bread (gofio)
av-ari (av = "baked", ari = "barley")

añepa
scepter, royal staff
anne-pal ("royal staff")

ara
goat
(k)ara , ar ("goat")

armenine
pastures, grasslands
aram-meyni ("grazing field")

banot
spear, javelin
ihpa-not ("sharp javelin")

beñasmen
crop, harvest feast
panna-as-men ("ripe fruit cropping")

bucio
conch trumpet
bug- ("flute"), pucci ("spurt of sound")

cancha
dog
kunchi, kenchi ("red dog")

ere
pool, pond
eri (pond)

ganigo
pot, jar
kann-iku ("water vessel")

gofio
bread, flow
(g)uvi-u ("parched sweet cake")

goro
corral
gor-o ("sheep pen"); kora ("corral")

guan
man
gand ("hero", "male")

guanamene
prophet, seer
kan-amani ("father seer") 2

Guanar-teme
"King of the Nation"
Gan(d)-ak-tempe (idem)

Guañac
"Country", "Nation"
Gan(d)-ak ("Land of the Heroes")

guanil
loose cattle
kan-iyal (idem)

guayca
leather legging
kay-ka ("leg protection")

gujon
vessel, ship
kuccham ("mast")

hachichey
peas, beans
a-chik-kay ("edible beans")

Haña
sheep (herd)
ana, kana ("flock", "herd") 3

Guayota
the Devil
Kay-ota ("the Fiery Lord") 4

irichen
wheat, grain
arichi ("rice", "grain")

Magec
God (the Sun)
Mangeh ("Bull" = Shiva) 5

mencey
king
menkay ("king")

mocan
a type of fruit
manka (= Skt. mankan = "mango")

Quevehi
"Your Highness"
Cevvai ("Your Highness")

Sigoñe
"Captain", "Chief"
Cek-kon ("Head Leader")

tabone
knife (of obsidian)
tarpuni ("knife", "blade")

Tagoror
Council, Senate
Takkor ("worthy persons", "senators")

Tajaraste
Name of a dance
takcha-arasati ("royal dance")

tamazanona
food (barley mixed with ground meat)
tam-acchana-anna ("food made of ground grain and chopped meat")

Tamaragua
"Good Morning"
Itam-eruka ("Auspicious Morning")

tamarco
goatskin (dress)
atta-makar ("goat skin")

tano, taro
barley, grain
(t)aru ("grain", "food")

tenique
flexible mace
tanka, doni(k) (mace)

toya
fern (edible sprouts)
tai ("tender edible sprouts")

teme
"king"(?)
tempe ("hero", "chieftain")

Vacaguaré!
"I prefer to die!"
Vaka-k-ari! ("I choose to die!") 6

xerco
sandals, shoes
cherpu ("sandals", "shoes") 7

xaxo
mummy, corpse.
chacchu ("corpse")


http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_guanches_2.htm