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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *balēn, *bēla-n
Meaning: flame
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: *bala- `shning, gray (of body)
Old Norse: bāl n. `Feuer, Scheiterhaufen', bǟla wk. `verbrennen'
Norwegian: bɔl `Flamme'
Swedish: bɔl `Flamme'
Danish: bäldet `kahl', bɔl `Flamme'
Old English: bǟl, -es n. `fire, flame; the fire of a funeral pile, in which dead bones were burned, funeral pile'
Middle English: balled `kahl'
English: bald `kahl'
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *bhela-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: light, bright
Old Indian: bhāla- n. `splendour, lustre; forehead, brow'
Armenian: bal `Blässe, Bleichheit'
Old Greek: phaló- 'white' Hsch., phalió- `hell, weissfleckig', phálǟro- `weissfleckig', phalakró- `kahlköpfig, rund und glatt', phálantho- `kahlköpfig, kahl'
Slavic: *bēlъ(jь)
Baltic: *bal-a- adj., *bal̂- vb. itr., *bal̂-t-a- (1) adj., *bāl-a- (2) adj.
Germanic: *bal-an- m., *bēl-a- n.
Celtic: Gaul Belenos PN; *balla > Fr baille Blässe; OIr bel-tene `der 1. Mai, an welchem die heidnischen Iren Feuer anzündeten und Vieh hindurch jagten', MIr ball `Fleck'
Albanian: balε Stirn
Russ. meaning: светлый, блестящий
References: WP II 175 f
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: бе́лый,
Near etymology: бел, бела́, бело́, укр. бíлий, ст.-слав. бѣлъ, болг. бял, сербохорв. би̏о, биjу̀ела, словен. bė̂ɫ, чеш. bílý, польск. biaɫy, в.-луж., н.-луж. běɫy.
Further etymology: Исконнородственно др.-инд. bhālam "блеск", bhāti "светит, сияет", греч. πεφήσεται "явится" (от φαίνω из *φάνι̯ω), πέφη ̇ ἐφάνη (Гесихий), лит. boiúoti "отливать белым, белеть", лтш. bãls "бледный, блеклый", лит. balas "белый", греч. φαλός ̇ λευκός (Гесихий), φάλιος "светлый, белый", кимр. bal "белолицый", алб. ballë "лоб", др.-исл. báI "огонь", далее лит. balà "болото", báltas
"белый"; см. Бернекер 1, 55; Траутман, BSW 29 и сл.; М. -- Э. 1, 272; Буазак 1013 и сл.
Trubachev's comments: [См. еще Ерне, Die slav. Farbenbenennungen, 1954, стр. 104 и сл. - Т.]
Pages: 1,149
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *bal-a- adj., *bal̂- vb. itr., *bal̂-t-a- (1) adj., *bāl-a- (2) adj.
Meaning: white
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: báltas `weiss, blank, sauber', { bálnas `weiss (von Ochsen, Pferden)'; balà `weisse Anemone' }; dial. (Juškevič) bãla- `weiss', bãla-s `Schneeglöckchen, weisse Betonie, Schlüsselblume, Primel'; bálti `weiss, bleich werden, verblassen'
Lettish: bal̃ts `weiss; sauber, rein; hell, heiter', bal̃gans `weisslich', bâls `blass, bleich', bals `Bleiche'
Old Prussian: ballo [überl. batto] `Stirn' V.77
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 214
Root: bhel-1, balto-slav. auch bhelǝ-
English meaning: shining, white
German meaning: `glänzend, weiß', auch von weißlichen Tieren, Pflanzen und Dingen, wie Schuppen, Haut usw.
General comments: zu bhā-1 im selben Verhältnis stehend, wie stel- zu stā- `stehen', del- `spalten' zu *(i)- `teilen'
Material: Ai. bhālam n. `Glanz, Stirn', sam-bhālayati `blickt' (dehnstufig); balākā `eine Kranichart' mit b- nach baká-ḥ `eine Reiherart';

    arm. bal `Blässe, Bleichheit';

    gr. φαλός `weiß' Hes., φαλύνει λαμπρύνει Hes., φαλι()ός `glänzend, weiß, weißstirnig', φαληρός, dor. -ᾱρός ds., φαληρίς, dor. -ᾱρίς `Biäßhuhn', φαλακρός `kahlköpfig', παμφαλάω `schaue schüchtern umher'; βαλιός `weiß, weißgefleckt' ist wohl illyr. Lw.;

    illyr. *balta `Sumpf', daraus lat. blatea f., `Kotklümpchen', adalm. balta `Sumpfsee'; ligur. *bolā `Sumpf' (M.-L. 1191b), FlN Duria Bautica (aus *Baltica), vielleicht hierher mare Balticum (ven.-ill.?) `Ostsee' (Einhard, 9. Jh), vgl. Bonfante BSL. 37, 7 f.;

    alb. balë `Stirn' (= apr. ballo ds.), balásh `blässiges Pferd oder Ochse', baltë f., balt m. `Schlamm, Sumpf, Ton';

    lat. fulica (vgl. ahd. belihha) und fulix f. `Bläßhuhn' (*bholik- mit dial. u); aber ob fēlēs, -is f. `Katze, Marder, Iltis' hierher gehört, ist wegen mēlēs, -is f. `Marder, Dachs' zweifelhaft;

    kelt. belo- `leuchtend, weiß' in cymr. beleu (*bheleu̯o-) `Marder', air. oíbell m. `Glut, Hitze' (f. `Funke, glühende Kohle') = cymr. ufel m. `Funke, Feuer' (*opi-bhelo-), mir. Bel-tene `Fest des 1. Mai' (= Leuchtfeuer), gall. GN (Apollo) Belenos, (Minerva) Belisama (Superlat.), FlN Belenā > frz. Bienne, schweiz. Biel; afrz. baille `Blässe' (daraus mbret.baill ds.) könnte auf ablaut. gall. *bali̯o- zurückgehen, vgl. frz ON Bailleuil < *Bali̯o-i̯alon; gall. belsa `Feld' aus *belisā;

    got. bala m. `Bläß' (von Belisars Roß), engl. dial. ball `Pferd mit weißer Blässe' (daraus cymr. bal ds), mengl. balled, engl. bald, dän. bældet `kahl', ahd. belihha (vgl. lat. fulica), nhd. Belche `Bläßhuhn', BergN Belchen (zum Suffix s. Brugmann Grundriß II 1, 511, Specht Dekl. 213 f.), dehnstufig aisl. bāl `Flamme', ags. bǽl `Scheiterhaufen' (*bhēl-).

    Hingegen sind germ. *pōl- in ags. pōl, engl. pool, ahd. pfuol `Pfuhl', ablaut. ndl. peel (*pali-) `Morast', ags. pyll, engl. pill (*puli̯a-, alter *bl̥i̯o-) wohl aus dem Ven.-IH. entlehnt (s. oben *bolā); anders Petersson Heterokl. 205;

    lit. bãlas `weiß' und `Schneeglöckchen', balà f. `weiße Anemone' und m. `Sumpf, Moor, Pfuhl', balù, balaũ, bálti `weiß werden'; lett. dehnstuf. bãls `bleich, blaß'; apr. ballo f. `Stirn' und *balo `Sumpf' in ON;

    aksl. dehnstuf. bě `weiß' (*bhēlo-), f. `Splint im Holze', poln. dial. biel f. `sumpfiger Wald', russ. dial. bil `Sumpf'; ablaut. bala (*bhōlā) in russ. bala-ružina `Pfütze', klr. balka `Niederung';

    lit. báltas (*bholǝtos), lett. bal̃ts `weiß', SeeN Baltin̨a ezers;

    slav. substant. neutr. Adj. *bolto- (*bholǝto-) `Sumpf, Teich, See' in aksl. blato `See', skr. blȁto `See, Kot', russ. boɫóto `Sumpf';

    lit. bá'lnas `weiß' (mit Stoßton, idg. *bholǝnos), balañdis `Taufe', balánda `Melde', russ. lebedá, serb. lobòda ds.;

    slav. *bolna f. (mit Schleifton, idg. *bholnā) in čech. slov. blána `Haut, Häutchen', russ. boɫoná `Hülle, Auswuchs an Bäumen', bóɫonь f., `Splint im Holze', ursprüngl. identisch mit čech. blana `Wiese', poln. bɫoń f., bɫonie n. ds., russ. boɫonьje n. `tief gelegene Wiesen';

    vielleicht toch. В palsk-, pälsk, A päl(t)sk `nachdenken' (*sehen, vgl. ai. sam-bhālayati);

    ob hierher gr. φελλός (*bhel-so-), `Kork, Korkeiche', φελλεύς `steiniger Grund', ἀφελής `eben', φολίς `Schuppe (eines Reptils)'?

References: WP. II 175 f., WH. I 108 f., 559 f., W. Schulze Berl. Sbb. 1910, 787 = Kl. Schr. 111, Trautmann 25, 29 f., Specht Dekl. 116 f.
See also: Hierher ferner bhel-2; bheleg-; bhlei-, -g-, -k-; bhlendh-; bhles-; bhleu-, -k-, -s-; bhlēu̯o-; bhl̥ndho-; bhlǝido-.
Pages: 118-120
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *belV
Meaning: shine, glitter
Borean: Borean
Indo-European: *bhel- 129; *bhelg- / *bhleg- / *bhleig-sk- ( = Kartv. *berc̣q̇-?) 2115
Altaic: *bĕ̀ló
Uralic: *peĺkkä (ND 204: Os. paɣǝl 'lightning')
Kartvelian: *ber-c̣q̇-
Dravidian: *veḷ- [or to *ŋwVlV]
Comments: Cf. also forms under *ṗaĺV 'burn' and Mong. *büli-ɣen 'warm' (see ND 195 *bil̄V 'warm') - a great deal of confusion. In ND 199 *bal̄[ʕ]V 'blind' the Mong. form is separated and compared with East Cush. and Eg. *balʕ- 'blind' (?), as well as some IE forms (contaminated within *bhlendh-?).
References: МССНЯ 363, ОСНЯ 1, 174-175; ND 199 *bal̄[ʕ]V, 204 *bal̄(i)ka.
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *bĕ̀ló
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: pale
Russian meaning: бледный
Mongolian: *balaj
Tungus-Manchu: *beli
Korean: *pằrk-
Japanese: *pàrá-
Comments: Martin 227 (Kor.-Jpn.). Jpn. has an irregular p-.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *balaj
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: blind; dark
Russian meaning: слепой; темный
Written Mongolian: balaj (L 78)
Middle Mongolian: balāi̯ (Lig.VMI)
Khalkha: balaj, balar
Buriat: balaj, balar
Kalmuck: balǟ, balr
Ordos: balǟ 'stupide'
Dagur: baliǝ 'vague, indistinct' (MGCD 134), baliē 'blind' (MD)
Comments: KW 30, 31. Mong. > Evk. bali etc. (ТМС 1, 70, ), see Poppe 1972, 100, Doerfer MT 19, Rozycki 24 ( > Dolg. bali, balī, see Stachowski 51); > Yak., Dolg. balaj, see Kaɫ. MEJ 40, Stachowski ibid.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *beli
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 pale 2 to whiten
Russian meaning: 1 бледный 2 белить
Evenki: beli 1
Negidal: belki- 2
Oroch: bēli 1
Comments: ТМС 1, 123-124.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *pằrk-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: bright
Russian meaning: светлый
Modern Korean: pak- [palk-]
Middle Korean: pằrk-
Comments: Nam 247, KED 732.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *pàrá-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: to clear up (of sky, weather)
Russian meaning: проясняться (о небе, погоде)
Old Japanese: para-
Middle Japanese: fàrá-
Tokyo: haré-
Kyoto: hàrè-
Kagoshima: hàrè-
Comments: JLTT 685.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 1498
Proto: *peĺkkä ?
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: clean
German meaning: rein, sauber
Finnish: pelkkä 'lauter, bloß, nackt, bar; rein' ( > Kar. pelkkä) ?
Mari (Cheremis): pelkǝ (JU), pelke (U) 'einschmeichelnd, zutulich (JU), gutartig, gutmütig, bieder (U)' ?
Komi (Zyrian): peĺk (S V) 'behend, gewandt, rein, sauber, reinlich, hübsch, nett' ?
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *berc̣q̇ / brc̣q̇-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: блестеть
English meaning: to glitter
Georgian: brc̣q̇-in
Georgian meaning (Rus.): блестеть, naberc̣q̇al- 'искра'
Georgian meaning (Engl.): to glitter, naberc̣q̇al- 'spark'
Megrel: rc̣ḳin
Svan: berc̣q̇ ( < Georgian?)
Laz: ṗinc̣ḳ-, ṗic̣ḳ-
Notes and references: ЭСКЯ 50, EWK 51-52. Иллич-Свитыч (ОСНЯ 1, 174-175) возводит картвельский корень к ностр. *balq̇a 'сверкать', предполагая эпентезу *berc̣q̇- < *berq̇- с преобразованием редкого сочетания -rq̇- в более обычное -rc̣q̇-, что довольно сомнительно (сочетание -rq̇- представлено в ПК, ср. напр. *berq̇en- 'дикая груша' и др.). В МССHЯ 362 другое сравнение: с ПИЕ *bherǝḱ- 'пылать, мерцать'; Бомхард 1996, 143 сопоставляет ПИЕ *bherǝǵ- id., являющееся вариантом *bherǝḱ-. Ср., с другой стороны, ПИЕ *bhleik- / *bhleiǵ- 'сверкать' (Walde 2, 211), с вариантами *bhleik-s(k)- и *bhleiǵ-z(g)-.
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *veḷ-
Meaning : white
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *veḷ-
Proto-Telugu : *vel-
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *veḷ-
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *veḷ-
Proto-North Dravidian : *bil-
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *veḷ-
Meaning : white
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : veḷ, veṇ
Tamil meaning : white, pure, shining, bright
Tamil derivates : veḷi (-pp-, -tt-) to break (as the day), clear, whiten, become bright; n. purity; veḷiccam light, lamp, clearness; veḷitu that which is white; veḷippu clearness, brightness; veḷir_u (veḷir_i-) to grow white, become pale; n. whiteness, paleness, light, becoming clear; veḷu (-pp-, -tt-) to become white or pale, dawn, become clear or manifest; whiten (tr., as clothes); veḷuvai becoming white; veḷuppu, veḷuveḷuppu whiteness, pallor, bleaching; veḷuveḷu (-pp-, -tt-) to become white, become pale; veḷu-veḷuv-en_al appearing white, looking pale; veḷḷar, veḷḷiyār white men, true, honest men; veḷḷi whiteness, silver, silver coin, star, planet, Venus, Friday; veḷḷitu that which is plain; veḷḷ-en_al becoming white, becoming clear, dawning of day; veḷḷen_a early in the morning; veḷḷai whiteness, silver coin, etc.; veḷḷaiyan_ white-skinned person, European, albino; veṇmai whiteness, brightness; veṇ-kal quartz, white marble; viḷaŋku (viḷaŋki-) to shine, become renowned, be polished, be clear or plain, know; viḷakku (viḷakki-) to make clear, explain, make illustrious, clean, polish, purify; n. lamp, light, lustre, brightening; viḷakkam elucidation, clearness, light, lamp; viḷattu (viḷatti-) to explain; viḷar (-v-, -nt-; -pp-, -tt-) to become pale, whiten; n. whiteness; viḷarppu whiteness; veḷ-viḷar, veḷḷa-viḷar to become very white (as a washed cloth)
Malayalam : veḷi, veḷivu
Malayalam meaning : light, clearness
Malayalam derivates : veḷiccam light; veḷukka to dawn, grow white, be white, be clean or bright; veḷuppu whiteness, brightness, dawn, leprosy; veḷuppikka to whiten, brighten, wash (clothes), polish, clean (rice); veḷuveḷa very white; veḷkka to pale; veḷḷa white colour, white and clean cloth, truth; veḷḷan a true, honest, pure man; veḷḷi silver, Venus, Friday, white speck on the eye; veṇ white, bright; veṇma whiteness, brightness, cleanliness, smoothness; veŋ-kallu quartz, alabaster; viḷaŋŋuka to shine forth, reflect light, show itself clearly, be polished or clean; viḷakkuka to brighten, polish; viḷakkam brightness, polish; viḷakku lamp, light; viḷarkka to be sallow, pale; viḷarppu, viḷarccu paleness, sallowness; viḷarppikka to promote the ripening of fruits; viḷar_uka to become wan
Kannada : beḷ(u), beḷa, beḷ(u)pu, beḷatige, beḷantige, beḷḷage, biḷa, biḷu, biḷi, biḷe, biḷapu, biḷ(u)pu
Kannada meaning : whiteness, brightness
Kannada derivates : beḷa, beḷaku, beḷagu light, lamp; beḷagu to shine, become bright, manifest oneself; cause to shine, kindle (as a lamp), scour, polish; beḷagisu to fill with light, cause to make bright, cause to polish; beḷaguvike shining, causing to shine; beḷar to become white or bright; n. a white or shining white colour; beḷarpu shining white colour; beḷḷi silver, planet Venus; biḷidu that which is white, the colour white; beṇaci quartz, white spar
Kodagu : boḷɨ- (boḷɨp-, boḷɨt-)
Kodagu meaning : to become white
Kodagu derivates : boḷakɨ, boḷica lamp; boḷi light; boḷɨpɨ whiteness; boḷɨtë white; boḷḷi silver; n. pr. of a cow, cow (in songs); boḷḷi mīnɨ morning star; boḷḷige n. pr. of a cow, cow (in songs); boŋge kallɨ a kind of white stone; ? bov pillɨ dry grass, straw
Tulu : boḷụ, bolụ, boḷụŋgarè, bolci, boḷḷarè, boḷḷenti
Tulu meaning : white, bright
Tulu derivates : bolkara whitish; bolcayi pale, wan; boḷaye white man; boḷaccelụ paleness; boḷiruni to become white or clear; boḷeruni to become pale, fade; boḷdu, boldu whiteness, brightness; white, bright; boḷpu light, wick or candle; boḷya light, white, clear; boḷkirụ clearing of the sky; boḷkallụ white stone, quartz, marble, alabaster; boḷḷi star, silver; boḷḷena a white substance, whitish; boḷḷeri a kind of leprosy; buḷakụ brightness; beḷagụ brightness, splendour; beḷaguni to shine, glitter; beḷagāvuni to make shine, polish; biḷi white
Proto-Nilgiri : *veḷ
Notes : Tulu beḷagụ, etc. borrowed from Kannada.
Number in DED : 5496
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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *veḷ
Meaning : white
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : veḷ "white, true"
Toda : pöɫ̣
Additional forms : Also Kota veḷṇ honest man; fem. veyḷ; veḷv- (veḷt-) to become pale; veḷv truth; veḷg- (veḷgy-) (country) becomes light before dawn; veḷk- (veḷky-) to clean with water; veḷk lamp; veḷp whiteness, lightness; veyḷ silver, anna, Venus, Friday; Toda pöɫ̣f- (pöɫ̣t-) to be white; pöɫ̣x- (pöɫ̣xy-) to dawn; pöɫ̣k- (pöɫ̣ky-) to make to dawn; pöɫ̣k lamp; pöɫ̣č whiteness, light; pöɫ̣p whiteness, white spot; piḷy silver, ring, anna, Venus, Friday; pöḷkōr_n European (i. e. Englishman, etc.)
Notes : Toda piḷy obviously borrowed from Kannada.
Number in DED : 5496
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *vel-
Meaning : to shine, give light; burn, flame, blaze; n. light, brightness; shining, splendour
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : velũgu
Inscriptional Telugu : beḷagu "lustre"
Additional forms : Also veluka whiteness; velacu to clean; velayu to shine, be splendid, be renowned; velayincu to render bright, brighten, cause to shine; velaru whiteness; [1] velavela, [2] velavelana paleness; velavelani pale, pallid, wan; [1] veli, [2] velidi white; velĩgincu to light; veliyu to fade (as colour), (rain) ceases, (sky) clears; [1] vella, [2] vellani white; [1] vellana, [2] velli, [3] vellika whiteness; veṇḍi silver; [1] beḷãku, [2] beḷuku to shine, gleam, glitter; n. brightness, polish, gleam
Number in DED : 5496
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *veḷ-
Meaning : light, white
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kolami : veleŋ, (Hislop) velang "n. light"
Kinwat Kolami : veluŋ(g) "n. light"
Parji : vil "white"
Ollari Gadba : viled "white"
Poya Gadba : vinḍ- "to become light, be illuminated"
Additional forms : Also Parji vilg-, (S) vili- to be white; vilid light
Number in DED : 5496
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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *veḷ-
Meaning : white
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Gondi : *veṛ-ci
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *veḷ-oŋ-
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Gondi etymology :

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Proto-Gondi : *veṛ-ci
Meaning : light
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Betul Gondi : wērcī "light, esp. dawn"
Mandla Gondi (Williamson) : weṛcī
Gommu Gondi : vehc(i)
Muria Gondi : vehc(i)
Maria Gondi (Lind) : versī
Adilabad Gondi : veḍcī "(SR) light"
Number in DED : 5496
Number in CVOTGD : 3316
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *veḷ-oŋ-
Meaning : white, fair
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Kui : lōngi
Kuwi (Schulze) : longi "red"
Additional forms : Also Kuwi_S longinesi the fair one
Notes : In Kui one should expect a short -o-; however, there are not a few examples of PK *-o- > -ō- in Kui before -ng-.
Number in DED : 5496
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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *bil-
Meaning : to shine
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kurukh : bilcnā "to shine, glitter, sparkle, be conspicuous"
Malto : bilbilre "to shine brilliantly"
Additional forms : Also KUR bilctaʔānā to polish, cause to shine or glitter; be lightning; bilbilrnā to sparkle, twinkle, scintillate; billī light, that which is a source of light (lamp, candle), flame, mental or moral illumination; belbelrnā to be an albino, have an unusual or morbid whiteness of the skin.
Number in DED : 5496
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Long-range etymologies :

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Borean (approx.) : PVLV
Meaning : shine, burn (several roots?)
Eurasiatic : *belV
Afroasiatic : *bVlVg- / *bVlVḳ-
Austric : PAN *balar 'pale, albino', *balaR 'pale, white'
Amerind (misc.) : *pali 'sun, shine' (R 705) [P H C Pa An E MP MG]; *pole 'white' (R 843) [Pa MT E MP]
African (misc.) : Bantu *-bád- 'shine'.
Reference : МССНЯ 363; ND 204; in ND 207 (*bäĺ[X]V 'boil, cook' a non-existent Alt. root is compared with Cush. *bll- 'boil' which may also be related somehow); GE *bel (+ NS); Guthrie 17.
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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *bVlVg- / *bVlVḳ-
Meaning: shine
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *bVlug-
Notes: See ND 204 (Sem. + Cush., Omot.).
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Semitic etymology :

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Number: 1729
Proto-Semitic: *bVlug-
Afroasiatic etymology: Afroasiatic etymology
Meaning: 'shine' 1, 'dawn' (v.) 2
Hebrew: blg 1
Arabic: blg [-u-] 2
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