ᴹ√ƷAN root. “male”
A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “male” and used in this sense for both people and animals (Ety/ƷAN). Its principle derivatives are ᴹQ. hanu/N. anw “male (person or animal)”, so it might more properly be *ᴹ√ƷAN+U.
References ✧ Ety/ƷAN, INI, NĪ¹