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Proto-IE: *ley[a]-
Meaning: lean, weak
Old Greek: lainókheir = sklērókheir Hsch., lĭăró- 'warm, lukewarm; gentle, balmy'; leirióẹ̄s, -essa, -en: Hom. - of the cicadae, ópa leirióessan '(their) delicate voices', Hes. - of the Muses voices; ? līmó-s m. /dor. f.) 'Hunger'
Slavic: ? *līxъ(jь)
Baltic: *lei-l-a- adj. (Lith CIRC/Lett AC[2]), *leî-s-a- adj. (1), *leî-s- vb. intr., *leĩ-n-a- adj.
Germanic: *lī-n-a- adj., *li-n(w)-a- adj., *lī́-s-a- adj.
Celtic: *lein- > MIr līan `sanft'
Russ. meaning: худой, слабый
References: WP II 387 f

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