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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *stilp-, -b-
Meaning: to shine, to look
Old Greek: stílbō, aor. stílpsai̯ `glänzen, blinken, schimmern', stílbǟ f. `Lampe', stilbēdṓn, -ónos f. `Glanz, Schimmer', stílpsi-s f. `das Funkeln', stilpnó- `glänzend, funkelnd'
Baltic: *stil̃b- vb. inch.
Celtic: *still- > Ir sell `Auge', sellaim `sehe an'; Cymr cyllu `anschauen', Corn sylly `anschauen', Bret sellout `anschauen'
Russ. meaning: светить, глядеть
References: WP II 646
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *stil̃b- vb. inch.
Meaning: peer at
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: stil̃bti (-bsta, -bō) 'infolge Lichtmangels verkümmern; einen stieren Blick bekommen, anfangen zu glotzen'
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1902
Root: stilp-, stilb- ?
English meaning: to shine; to show
German meaning: `glänzen; schauen'?
General comments: dem Bau idg. Wurzeln widersprechend
Material: Gr. στίλβω `glänze, schimmere', στίλβη `Glanz'; στιλπνός `glänzend' = ir. sell `Auge', sellaim `sehe an', cymr. syllu, corn. sylly, bret. sellout `anschauen'.
References: WP. II 646.
Pages: 1035
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