Do we want proof concerning the famous toponym Mecca?
Identify its Stone Age biliteral root (BR).
It is *MG.
Where do we find words constructed using this unique BR?
Here are 156 English words from *MG: mag+
mag, magazine, magazines, magazinist, magazinists, magdalen, magdalene, magdalenes, magdalens, mage, magenta, magentas, mages, maggot, maggots, maggoty, magi, magian, magians, magic, magical, magically, magician, magicians, magicked, magicking, magics, magilp, magilps, magister, magisterial, magisterially, magisterium, magisteriums, magisters, magistracies, magistracy, magistral, magistrally, magistrate, magistrates, magistratical, magistratically, magistrature, magistratures, maglev, maglevs, magma, magmas, magmata, magmatic, magnanimities, magnanimity, magnanimous, magnanimously, magnanimousness, magnanimousnesses, magnate, magnates, magnesia, magnesian, magnesias, magnesic, magnesite, magnesites, magnesium, magnesiums, magnet, magnetic, magnetically, magnetics, magnetise, magnetised, magnetises, magnetising, magnetism, magnetisms, magnetite, magnetites, magnetizable, magnetization, magnetizations, magnetize, magnetized, magnetizer, magnetizers, magnetizes, magnetizing, magneto, magnetoelectric, magnetofluiddynamics, magnetograph, magnetographs, magnetohydrodynamic, magnetohydrodynamics, magnetometer, magnetometers, magnetometric, magnetometries, magnetometry, magneton, magnetons, magnetopause, magnetopauses, magnetoresistance, magnetoresistances, magnetos, magnetosphere, magnetospheres, magnetospheric, magnetostatic, magnetostriction, magnetostrictions, magnetostrictive, magnetostrictively, magnetron, magnetrons, magnets, magnific, magnifical, magnifically, magnificat, magnification, magnifications, magnificats, magnificence, magnificences, magnificent, magnificently, magnifico, magnificoes, magnificos, magnified, magnifier, magnifiers, magnifies, magnify, magnifying, magniloquence, magniloquences, magniloquent, magniloquently, magnitude, magnitudes, magnolia, magnolias, magnum, magnums, magot, magots, magpie, magpies, mags, maguey, magueys, magus,
Do you want more?
Use the same BR in meg-
Here are 107 extensions from ENG: meg-
meg, megabar, megabars, megabit, megabits, megabuck, megabucks, megabyte, megabytes, megacities, megacity, megacorporation, megacorporations, megacycle, megacycles, megadeal, megadeals, megadeath, megadeaths, megadose, megadoses, megadyne, megadynes, megafauna, megafaunae, megafaunal, megafaunas, megagamete, megagametes, megagametophyte, megagametophytes, megahertz, megahit, megahits, megakaryocyte, megakaryocytes, megakaryocytic, megalith, megalithic, megaliths, megaloblast, megaloblastic, megaloblasts, megalomania, megalomaniac, megalomaniacal, megalomaniacally, megalomaniacs, megalomanias, megalomanic, megalopolis, megalopolises, megalopolitan, megalopolitans, megalops, megalopses, megaparsec, megaparsecs, megaphone, megaphoned, megaphones, megaphonic, megaphoning, megapod, megapode, megapodes, megapods, megaproject, megaprojects, megascopic, megascopically, megasporangia, megasporangium, megaspore, megaspores, megasporic, megasporogeneses, megasporogenesis, megasporophyll, megasporophylls, megass, megasse, megasses, megastar, megastars, megaton, megatonnage, megatonnages, megatons, megavitamin, megavitamins, megavolt, megavolts, megawatt, megawatts, megillah, megillahs, megilloth, megilp, megilph, megilphs, megilps, megohm, megohms, megrim, megrims, megs,
By Omar Chatriwala CC BY-SA 2.0
Do you want more examples?
Here are 34 also from English alone: mig-
mig, migg, miggle, miggles, miggs, might, mightier, mightiest, mightily, mightiness, mightinesses, mights, mighty, mignon, mignonette, mignonettes, mignonne, mignons, migraine, migraines, migrainous, migrant, migrants, migrate, migrated, migrates, migrating, migration, migrational, migrations, migrator, migrators, migratory, migs,
Do you want proof from other languages?
Here are some Akkadian examples from *MG:
- magarru , mugirru : wheel
- magarru : [Army → Weapons] chariot
- magarru: [Transport → Surface] 1) a wheel ; 2) a cart , a waggon, a wain ;
- magarrûm : [Feeding → Food] travel provisions on a ship ;
- magāru : G. to agree (to sth. : +acc.), welcome Gt. to agree (with s.o. : itti, about sth. : ana) Gtn to agree with one another , to settle on , to reconcile / to make up ; [d]D : : : to bring to an agreement , to make agree / : to reconcile / to cause to make up ; Št : to bring into harmony / to reconcile / to cause to make up persons, feelings;
- magazzutu: [Country → Agriculture] clippers , shears
- maggāru: [Art → Sculpture]
- maggu: stiff , taut , tense , rigid *
- magguru: [Army → War] (D only): to tear down, to overthrow, to knock out + , to destroy +, to overwhelm + ;
Several ARB extensions are available as well as extensions from other languages. In all cases identifying extensions is not difficult. In all the above examples you will find that the two letters of the BR (m + g).
Last modified: May 28, 2023