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Proto-IE: *bhembh-
Meaning: bumble-bee, big beetle, bombyx
Old Indian: bambhara- m. (L.) `bee', bambharāli- f. (L.) `fly'; Kalash bhūmbur, Khowar búmbur `bumble-bee', Parachi bhámbur `wasp'
Armenian: borr, gen. -oy `Hummel, Hornis'
Old Greek: pemphrēdṓn, -ónos f. `Art Wespe, Baumwespe' [ + ion., att. bombülió-s `summendes Insekt, Hummel', bómbǖk-s, gen. -os m. `Seidenwurm'; bombǘlǟ = lékythos Hsch., Sch.A.R. (-ü- или -ǖ-) `Bienenart', bombǘkio-n `art Biene' ]
Slavic: *bǭbā `кокон шелкопряда, шелковичный червь'; *bōbārъ `жук, шмель, гусеница'
Baltic: *bam̂b-al-a- (1) c., *bamb-al-ā̂, -iā̃ f., *bamb-ul-a- c., *bim̂b-al-a- (1) / bim̃b-, -il-a- c.
Germanic: *bumb-(V)l=
Russ. meaning: насекомое (шмель, большой жук, шелкопряд)
References: WP II 107
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