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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *bhow-/-a-
Meaning: cave, burrow
Old Indian: bhūka- m., n. `hole' (L.)
Armenian: bovkh `χωνευπήριον, furnace, small forge, mine'
Latin: fovea, -ae f. `Grube; Fallgrube für das Wild; Tierhöhle'; ? pl. favi(s)sae `locum sīc apellābat in quō erat aqua inclūsa circā templa; sunt autem quī putant favisās esse in Capitōliō cellīs cisternīsque similēs, ubī repōnī erant solita ea quae in templō vetustāte erant facta inūtilia'; faux, pl. faucēs, gen. -ium f. `der obere Teil des Schlundes, Luftröhre, Kehlkopf, Kehle'
Russ. meaning: пещера, нора
References: WP II 140 f, WH
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 676
Root: gheu̯ei̯ā (ĝheu̯ei̯ā)
English meaning: pit, hollow
German meaning: `Grube, Höhle'?
General comments: Nur griech. und lat.
Material: Gr. χειά, Hom. χειή `Höhle, Schlupfwinkel' =

    lat. fovea `Grube, Höhle'; favissae `unterirdische Kammern', mit etrusk. Suffix, kann hybride Bildung sein.

References: WP. I 564, WH. I 467 f., 538.
Pages: 451
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