PIE *bha-bh/k-̂
Gloss: ‘bean’ (item 1 in Bjørn 2017)

Lat. faba; OHG bōna; OPrus. babo; OCS bobŭ; Alb. bathë; Gr. φακός

Formal inconsistencies and limited distribution suggest a regionalism.

External comparanda:

Old-European: Unattested

This item shows all the hallmark traits of a regional borrowing, quite possibly a loan from an agricultural substrate, to which, e.g., *ghaid– ‘goat’ (item 21) may be compared, cf. Kroonen (2013: xviii,55).

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