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Proto-IE: *pAlǝ- / *pelǝ-
Meaning: to pour, to flood
Armenian: heɫum `giesse aus, vergiesse', z-eɫum `lasse in Menge strömen, gebe reichlich' pass. `ströme über, übervoll'
Slavic: *poltī, *poljǭ (Slvn pláti `schöpfen'); *polo-vodьje, *vodo-polьje, *polъj(ь); *polъ, *jьz-polъ `Schöpfgefäss'
Baltic: *pil̂- (*pil-a-) vb. tr., *pil̂- (2) vb. intr.; *pil̂-t-uw-a- c., *pil-ē̂- vb., *pil̂-d-ī̂- (1) vb.
Celtic: OIr du-lin `flutet', 3 pl. dulinat; Cymr llanw `Flut', Bret lano, lanv `Flut'
Russ. meaning: лить, заливать
References: WP II 54 f
Comments: Baltic obviously reflects a contamination of two roots, the second meaning "to fill". But the words meaning "swamp" do not belong here -- cf. a separate root (Lat. palūs, etc.).

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