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Proto-Germanic: *xwain=, *xwin=
Meaning: haulm
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Old Norse: hvein (in ON.) etwa `sumpfiges Land'
Norwegian: dial. kvein `dünner Grashalm'; hvine
Swedish: hven `dünner Grashalm'; dial. hven f. `niedriges, sumpfiges Feld'
Old Danish: hvine, hvine-gräs, -strɔ
Danish: hvene `dünner Grashalm'
Middle English: whin `Ginster' (дрок)
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *k(')wain-
Meaning: marsh; a k. of marsh tree
Germanic: *xwain=, *xwin=
Latin: caenum, -ī n. `Schmutz, Schlamm, Kot, Unflat', obs-caenus, -a `anstössig, unanständig, abscheulich'
Celtic: OIr cōennach `Moos'
Russ. meaning: болото; болотная трава
References: WP I 469
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1063
Root: k̂u̯ei-1, k̂u̯ei-no-
English meaning: dirt; to defile
German meaning: `Schlamm, Kot, beschmutzen'
Material: Mit Formans -n(o)-: lat. caenum `Schmutz, Kot, Unflat', obscēnus, obscaenus (Rückbildung aus*obscēnare) `schmutzig, ekelhaft, unsittlich' (caenum urbanisiert für plebejisches *cēnum aus *coinom, *quoinom), in-, con-quināre `beschmutzen, besudeln', cūnīre `stercus facere', ancunulentae `feminae menstruo tempore';

    schwed. dial. hven `sumpfiges Feld', aisl. hvein (*k̂u̯oinā) in Ortsnamen, wozu als `Sumpfgras' wohl dän. hvene `agrostis, Gattungsname für mehrere steife Grasarten', schwed. hven, norw. dial. hvein `agrostis, dünner Grashalm' (mengl. whin `Ginster' aus dän. hvine);

    lett. svīnît refl. `sich schmutzig machen', svīns `beschmutzt';

    mit andern Formantien vermutlich arm. šiv `Bodensatz gepreßter Trauben' (k̂u̯ī̆-u̯o-); viel unsicherer ags. hwæg, mndl. wey `Molken' (*k̂u̯oio-?).

References: WP. I 469, WH. I 131 f.
Pages: 628
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