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Proto-Germanic: *balwa-n, *balwōn- vb.
Meaning: wicked, evil
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: balwa-wēsī f. (n) `wickedness'
Old Norse: { bɔl f. `misfortune, damage'; bɔlva wk. `curse' }
Old English: bealo `evil, wicked'
English: baleful
Old Frisian: bealu n. (wa) `evil, misfortune, damage'
Old Saxon: balu `evil'
Old High German: balo, gen. balawes m. (wa) `destruction'
Middle High German: bale st. m. 'böses, unrecht'

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