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Proto-IE: *kswAy-, *skwAy-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: needles (of a conifer), thorn
Slavic: *xvojā; *xvojь
Baltic: *skuj-ā̂, -iā̃ f.
Celtic: Ir scē, pl. gen. sciad `Hadedorn' (< *skwija-t-); Cymr ysbyddad `Hadedorn', Corn spethes `Dornstrauch, Gestrüpp'
Russ. meaning: хвоя, колючка
References: WP I 501

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