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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *bVlV
Meaning: a k. of plant
Indo-European: *bhel-
Altaic: *bi̯ŏla
Uralic: *pelna ?
Kartvelian: *blanc-
Comments: Cf. also Ur. *pola 'berry'?
References: Suggested by V. Glumov.
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *bhel-
Meaning: henbane
Slavic: *belnъ, *belna, *bьlnъ `белена'
Germanic: *bil-is-ō f., *bil-Vn=, *bul-Vm=, *bul-in=
Latin: filix, filex, felix, -icis f. `Farnkraut'
Celtic: Gaul (Dioscorides 68) acc. belenúntiam `Bilsenkraut'
Russ. meaning: растение (белена)
References: WP II 180
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: белена́
Near etymology: - растение "Hyoscyamus", укр. беле́на "паслен", наряду с праслав. *belnъ в болг. блян, др.-чеш. blén, чеш. blín, blén, а также *bьlnъ, в сербохорв. бу̑н, бу̀ника; см. Бернекер 1, 48.
Further etymology: Исконнородственно др .-англ. belene, beleone, ср.-нж.-н. billen, нем. Bilme, д.-в.-н. bilisa "белена", галльск. βελένιον, belinuntia "белена", Belenos "Аполлон"; см. Бернекер 1, там же; Траутман, BSW 30. Нет никаких оснований думать о заимств. из герм., вопреки Торпу (267) и Преобр. (1, 23). Ср. также Кречмер, Glotta 14, 97, который видит в этом слове старый странствующий термин.
Pages: 1,147-148
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *bilisō, *bilVn=, *bulVm=, *bulin=
Meaning: a plant
IE etymology: IE etymology
Swedish: bolm-ört
Old Danish: bölme
Danish: (older) bülne, biln-urt
Old English: belene (beolone, belone), -an f. `henbane, henbell'
Middle Dutch: beelde
Middle Low German: billen-
Old High German: bilisa
German: { Bilsenkraut, dial. Bilme }
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 215
Root: bhel-2
English meaning: in names of henbane
German meaning: in Bezeichnungen des Bilsenkrautes
General comments: wohl mit bhel-1 identisch
Material: Gall. (illyr. ?) belinuntia f., βελένιον n. `Apollinaris', zum Namen des Apollo Belenos (s.oben bhel-1);

    ags. beolone (*bhelunā), as. bilene, tiefstuf. älter dän. bylne (germ. *bul-n-), bølme, schwed. bolmört, nhd. dial. bilme; aber ahd. bil(i)sa ist wohl kelt. Lw. (vgl. aprov. belsa);

    slav. *belena-, *belenā in r.-ksl. belenъ m., russ. belená f., slav. *belnъ m. in slov. blèn, ačech. blén, tiefstuf. slav. *bьlnъ in skr. bûn.

References: WP. II 180, WH. I 99 f., Trautmann 30, Kretschmer Gl. 14, 97, Specht Dekl. 140.
Pages: 120
PIE database: PIE database
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *bi̯ŏla
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of bush, spiraea
Russian meaning: вид кустарника, spiraea
Turkic: *bạl-gɨn
Mongolian: *balčirgana, *baldargana
Tungus-Manchu: *boloka
Korean: *pùrò
Japanese: *bàrà(m)pì
Comments: KW 31. Tone correspondence between Korean and Japanese is irregular.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *bạlgɨn
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: 1 tamarisk, 2 viburnum
Russian meaning: 1 тамариск 2 калина
Karakhanid: bulɣuna, (dial.) malɣuna (MK) 1
Tatar: balan 2
Uzbek: balxi 'white mulberry'
Uighur: balan 2 (РУС 1956)
Azerbaidzhan: palan 2 (R)
Turkmen: balxɨ 'a k. of white mulberry'
Shor: palan 2 (R)
Oyrat: balan 2
Chuvash: (palan < Tat.), (*polan > Mari polan 2)
Yakut: bɨlax 'white willow; willow branches as fodder'
Kirghiz: balɣɨn 1 'a k. of bush similar to žɨlɣɨn'
Bashkir: balan 2
Balkar: balan 2 (Karach.)
Comments: EDT 338, ЭСТЯ 2, 52, VEWT 59, 324, Дмитр. 189, 201. Turk. > Mong. balɣu, balɣuna 'tamarisk'. Forms like balxɨ may be secondarily modified ('Balkh mulberry'), but in any case not < Iranian.
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Mongolian etymology :

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Proto-Mongolian: *balčirgana, *baldargana
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: heracleum dissectum, angelica
Russian meaning: борщевник, дягиль
Written Mongolian: balčirɣana, baldarɣana (L 80)
Khalkha: baldargana, balčirgana
Buriat: balšargana
Kalmuck: balčṛgǝnǝ 'Waldknoblauch, Wolfswurz'
Comments: KW 32. Mong. > Khak. paltɨrgan, Tof. ba'ltɨrɣan 'борщевник, дягиль'; Hung. bojtorján 'burdock' (cf. Gombocz 1912).
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *boloka
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: spiraea
Russian meaning: таволга
Evenki: boloko
Negidal: boloxokto
Ulcha: boloịqta
Nanai: boloqto
Oroch: bolokto
Udighe: bolokto (Корм. 213)
Comments: ТМС 1, 93.
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Korean etymology :

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Proto-Korean: *pùrò
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: salad, Lactuca
Russian meaning: салат-латук
Modern Korean: puru
Middle Korean: puro, pùrù
Comments: Liu 394, KED 813.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *bàrà(m)pì
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a k. of fern
Russian meaning: вид папоротника
Old Japanese: warabji
Middle Japanese: wàràbì, wàràfì
Tokyo: wárabi
Kyoto: wáràbì
Kagoshima: warabí
Comments: JLTT 568. The Tokyo accent is irregular (pointing to a variant *bàràpí). Cf. perhaps also *bàrá 'straw'.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 751
Proto: *pelna (*polna)
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: a k. of plant (flax or hemp)
German meaning: irgendeine Pflanze: Lein, Flachs, Hanf, aus deren Fasern Zeugstoff hergestellt wird
Finnish: pellava 'Lein, Flachs', dial. pellavas, pella ( > Saam. N bællĕmâs ~ biellĕmâs 'flax', Kld. pilvas, Not. pielvas 'Flachs, Flachswerg') ?
Khanty (Ostyak): polǝn (V), putǝn (DN), polǝn (O) 'Hanf; Brennessel'
Mansi (Vogul): polnā (TJ), panlǝ (KU), ponlǝ (P), ponal (So.) 'Hanf'
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Kartvelian etymology :

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Proto-Kartvelian: *blanc-
Nostratic: Nostratic
Russian meaning: папоротник
English meaning: fern
Georgian: blenc-
Laz: bilonc-
Notes and references: EWK 58.
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