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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *met-
Meaning: to mow
Latin: metō, -ere, messuī, messum `mähen, ernten'; messis `Ernte, Erntezeit'
Celtic: *met- > OIr meithleōrai `messores', MIr meithel `a party of reapers'; demess `Scheere'; OCymr medel `a party of reapers', antarmetetic `semiputata', Corn midil `messor', Bret medi `ernten'
Russ. meaning: косить, жать
References: WP II 259
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1231
Root: mē-2, m-e-t-
English meaning: to reap
German meaning: `mähen'
Material: Lat. metō, -ere, messum `mähen, ernten' (messor `Schnitter'); cymr. medi ds., acorn. midil `messor', air. meithleōrai `messōrēs', mir. meithel `a party of reapers', acymr. medel ds., anter-metelic `semiputata', mir. de-mess `Schere' (`Doppelmesser'); ahd. mād `Mahd', ags. mǣð `das Mähen, das gemähte Heu' (= gr. ἄμητος `das Ernten', ursprüngl. *ἄμᾱτος).

    Idg. *met- steht neben *mē- (oder *amē-) in gr. ἀμάω `mähe, schneide', ahd. māen `mähen', ags. māwan ds.; ahd. mato-screch `Wiesenhüpfer, Heuschrecke', nhd. Matte `Wiese, die gemäht wird', ags. mǣd f. `Wiese, Weide' (*mǣdwu), engl. meadow, aschwed. maþ ds.

References: WP. II 259, WH. II 82 f.
Pages: 703
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