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Eskimo etymology :

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Proto-Eskimo: *paʁu
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: tiny bug
Russian meaning: жучок, клопик
Proto-Yupik: *paʁu ~ *paɫǝʁu
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Yupik etymology :

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Proto-Yupik: *paʁu ~ *paɫǝʁu
Eskimo etymology: Eskimo etymology
Meaning: tiny bug
Russian Meaning: жучок, клопик
Chaplino: ~ cf. pāɫχu 'a kind of insect living in damp places'
Naukan: //paʁu [Av.]
Chugach (AAY): paʁuq
Central Alaskan Yupik: paʁuq
Comparative Eskimo Dictionary: 251
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *biɣ(w)V
Meaning: a k. of insect
Indo-European: *bhī-
Altaic: *bi̯ūgi
Eskimo-Aleut: *paʁu
References: (ND 276 *bVyV compares IE with Eg. by.t 'bee').
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *bhī-
Meaning: bee
Baltic: *bi-t-i- c., *bi-t-iā̃ (2) f.
Germanic: *bī-w-a- n., *bī-(j)a- n., *bī(j)-ō(n-) f.; *bī-n-ō(n-) f.; *bin-i- c.
Celtic: OIr bech `Biene', Cymr begegyr `fucus', byd-af `улей' (< *bhĭko-)
Russ. meaning: насекомое (пчела)
References: WP II 184
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *bi-t-i- c., *bi-t-iā̃ (2) f.
Meaning: bee
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: bìtē 2, bitì-s 4 `Biene'
Lettish: bite, bitis `Biene'
Old Prussian: bitte `Biene' V. 787
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *bīwa-n, *bī(j)a-n, *bī(j)ō(n); *bīnō(n); *bini-
Meaning: bee
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: bǖ n., bǖ-fluga
Norwegian: bia
Old Swedish: bī, bǖ
Swedish: bi
Danish: bi
Old English: bēo, pl. bēon f. `bee'; bīo-brēad `honey-comb'
English: bee
Old Saxon: bī-brōd `honigraat', bini
Middle Dutch: bie f.
Dutch: bij f.
Middle Low German: bē; bie f.; bīne; bēn(e)
Old High German: bīa f. (10.Jh.), bīna f. (10.Jh.); 3) bini n. (8.Jh.)
Middle High German: bīe wk. f., bīn, bin st./wk. f. 'biene'
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 208
Root: bhei-
English meaning: bee
German meaning: `Biene'
General comments: mit n-, k- oder t-Erweiterung
Material: Die kurze Form noch in aisl. bӯ-fluga, alem. , bair. beij; daneben Formen mit n (kaum erst der schwachen Dekl. entnommen), wie ahd. bini n. `Biene', ablaut. bīa f. (*-ōn- = ags. béo, engl. bee), bīna (nhd. dial. Bein); aksl. bъčela, bьčela ds. (*bhikelā); cymr. bydaf `Bienenstock', аpr. bitte, lit. bìtė, bitìs, lett. bite `Biene'.

    Gall. *bekos `Biene' (M.-L. 1014), air. bech m. `Biene', gäl. speach `Stich', cymr. beg-eg(y)r `Drohne' weichen im Vokal ab (tabuierende Entstellung?).

References: WP. II 184 f., WH. I 555 f., Specht Dekl. 46.
Pages: 116
PIE database: PIE database
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯ūgi
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of insect
Russian meaning: вид насекомого
Turkic: *bȫg
Mongolian: *böɣe-sü
Tungus-Manchu: *bugu-tuna
Japanese: *pìwǝ̀-musi
Comments: KW 57, VEWT 82-3, АПиПЯЯ 294, Лексика 184. The Jpn. tone seems to contradict Turkic length (but is not sufficiently well attested).
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *bȫg, *bȫg-en, *bȫg-ček
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 insect 2 phalanx, tarantula 3 gad-fly 4 wolf
Russian meaning: 1 насекомое 2 фаланга, тарантул 3 слепень 4 волк
Karakhanid: bög, böj 2 (MK), bij 2 (MK - Oghuz)
Turkish: böɣ 2, büɣe, büɣe-lek 3, böǯek 1, (dial.) 4
Tatar: böjɛ 2, böǯɛk 1
Middle Turkic: bew 2 (Sangl.)
Uzbek: bij 2
Azerbaidzhan: böv 2
Turkmen: mȫj 2, bij 2, mȫǯek 4
Chuvash: pъʷvan 3
Kirghiz: bȫ, böj, böjü, böjön 3
Kazakh: büji 2
Noghai: bij 2, 'queen bee', böǯek 'beetle'
Bashkir: böjö 2, böǯäk 1
Gagauz: böǯek 1
Karaim: bij 2
Karakalpak: mij 2
Kumyk: mija 2
Comments: EDT 323, VEWT 82-3, Лексика 184. Partly contaminated with *böke-l 'gad-fly ' (v. sub *pi̯ŭ́k`í). The form in -ček is a diminutive. Turk. > Hung. bögöly 'gad-fly', see Gombocz 1912.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *böɣe-sü
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: louse
Russian meaning: вошь
Written Mongolian: bögesü(n) (L 125)
Middle Mongolian: bo'esun (HY 12, SH), buwä̆su-tu 'with lice', buäsun (MA), būsūn (LH)
Khalkha: bȫs(ön)
Buriat: bȫhe(n)
Kalmuck: bȫsṇ
Ordos: bȫsü
Dongxian: bosun
Baoan: bosuŋ, bosoŋ
Dagur: būs (Тод. Даг. 128)
Shary-Yoghur: bǖsǝn
Monguor: bōsǝ (SM 29)
Mogol: busu (Weiers); ZM bosun (21-8)
Comments: KW 57, MGCD 160.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *bugu-tuna
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 mosquito 2 gad-fly
Russian meaning: 1 комар 2 слепень
Evenki: bụgụtụna 1
Literary Manchu: bekto 2
Comments: ТМС 1, 102, 123.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *pìwǝ̀-musi
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a k. of insect (day-fly, ephemera)
Russian meaning: вид насекомого (поденка, мотылек)
Middle Japanese: fìwòmúsì
Comments: JLTT 408.
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