sɨmɨt ʸ nm. broom balai (9 groups, 16 languages) D syn: kɨɬɨɗ, sɨrɨkʷ.
This is one of three common roots for 'broom'. There is a high degree of inconsistency between the forms that are attested, which may be partly due to the fact that this root has only been found in one language in several groups.

1Proto-Bata *sɨmtɨ ʸ broom balai 1.1) Gude (Hoskinson) ʃíntá -ə broom 1.2) Sharwa (Gravina) ʃimtə balai

2Proto-Mafa *saᵐbak broom balai 2.1) Cuvok (Gravina) saᵐbak broom balai

3Proto-Tera *siseeti broom balai 3.1) Nyimatli (Harley) ʃiʃieeti broom

4Proto-Sukur *sɨɓɨk broom balai 4.1) Sukur (David) səɓək broom

5Proto-Margi *simtu ʸ broom balai 5.1) Bura (Blench) ʃìmtù Broom made from this grass

6Proto-Mandara *samatɨ broom balai 6.1) Podoko (Swackhammer) samata,-ə balai

7Proto-Lamang *siʔʷit broom balai 7.1) Lamang (Wolff) siwit broom 7.2) Hdi (Bramlett) suʼit indigenous broom le balai indigène

8Proto-Higi *sʲɨmɨ broom balai 8.1) Kamwe-Nkafa (Harley) ʃi̊mí Broom 8.2) Kamwe-Futu (Harley) ʃime broom 8.3) Kirya (Blench) ʃímə́ broom 8.4) Psikye (Angelo) ʃimú broom 8.5) Bana (Lienhard) ʃə́m balai

9Proto-Kotoko Centre *msisi broom balai 9.1) Lagwan (Allison) mɨʃiʃi broom balai 9.2) Mser (Allison) mʃiʃi broom balai

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