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Proto-IE: *dg'hem-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: earth
Hittite: tekan n., gen. taknas 'Erde', dagan, tagan 'nieder, zu Boden'; HLuw takamia `Erde', Luw. tijammi id. (Friedrich 204, 220)
Tokharian: A tkaṃ, B keṃ `Erde' (Adams 192)
Old Indian: kṣā́ḥ, gen. jmáḥ, gmáḥ, kṣmáḥ, acc. kṣām, instr. jmā́, kṣamā́, loc. kṣámi `ground, earth', kṣámya- `terrestrial'
Avestan: zɔ̄, gen. zǝmo, acc. ząm, loc. zǝmi 'Erde, Erdboden'
Old Greek: khthṓn, -onós f. `Erde, Erdboden, Land', khthamaló- `niedrig', neo-khmó- `neu, ungewöhnlich, fremdartig'
Slavic: *zemljā́; *zemь
Baltic: *ǯem-i- f., *ǯem-iā̃ f., *ǯam-iā̃ f.
Latin: humus, -ī/-ūs f. (/m.) `Erde, Erdboden', humilis `niedrig'
Other Italic: Osk hu(n)truis 'inferis', huntrus 'inferos', Umbr hondomu 'infimo'
Russ. meaning: земля
References: WP I 662 f, Buck 16.
Comments: Hard to distinguish from the reflexes of *g'hem- #3258. All Italic forms (Lat humus, etc.) may in fact belong there.
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