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Proto-Baltic: *pil̂- (*pil-a-) vb. tr., *pil̂- (2) vb. intr.; *pil̂-t-uw-a- c., *pil-ē̂- vb., *pil̂-d-ī̂- (1) vb.
Meaning: pour, drip
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: pìlti (pìla/dial. pìlia, pÍlē) `giessen, (aus)schütten, (aus)füllen', pìltuva-s/piltùva-s `Trichter, Schöpfeimer, Giesskanne'; (?) pil̃vas 'Bauch' ("Ausgefülltes"); peldḗti 'schwimmen'
Lettish: pil̂t2 (pil̂stu2, pilu) Dond. intr. 'tröpfen', pilêt (-u, -ẽju) intr. `tröpfeln', pilêt (-ẽju) tr. 'träufeln, Tropfen machen, tropfenweise giessen'; peldēt 'schwimmen'
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *pAlǝ- / *pelǝ-
Meaning: to pour, to flood
Armenian: heɫum `giesse aus, vergiesse', z-eɫum `lasse in Menge strömen, gebe reichlich' pass. `ströme über, übervoll'
Slavic: *poltī, *poljǭ (Slvn pláti `schöpfen'); *polo-vodьje, *vodo-polьje, *polъj(ь); *polъ, *jьz-polъ `Schöpfgefäss'
Baltic: *pil̂- (*pil-a-) vb. tr., *pil̂- (2) vb. intr.; *pil̂-t-uw-a- c., *pil-ē̂- vb., *pil̂-d-ī̂- (1) vb.
Celtic: OIr du-lin `flutet', 3 pl. dulinat; Cymr llanw `Flut', Bret lano, lanv `Flut'
Russ. meaning: лить, заливать
References: WP II 54 f
Comments: Baltic obviously reflects a contamination of two roots, the second meaning "to fill". But the words meaning "swamp" do not belong here -- cf. a separate root (Lat. palūs, etc.).
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: полово́дье;
Near etymology: водопо́лье -- то же; укр. половíддя. От по́лый.
Further etymology: Ср. лит. аm̃раlаs "наледь", лтш. раli, раl̨i "половодье весной и осенью", лит. pìlti "лить, сыпать", лтш. pilêt "капать"; сближают с лат. раlūs, -ūdis "болото" (М.--Э. 3, 59; 214; Эндзелин, KZ 44, 65; Френкель, Мél. Воisасq 1, 358; Буга, РФВ 73, 338; Маценауэр, LF 12, 350 и сл.). Последний добавляет сюда также словен. voda sе роljе "вода волнуется", póljem, pláti "черпать", цслав. располѣти сѧ "разливаться".
Pages: 3,312-313
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