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Proto-IE: *orbh- <PIH *o->
Meaning: orphan; slave, servant
Hittite: arpu- 'schwierig, unglücklich', arpuwant- 'unwegsam, beschwerlich', arpa- c. 'Ungunst, Mißerfolg'; Lyk. erbbe 'Unglück, Zusammenbruch' (Tischler 65-66)
Old Indian: árbha- `little, small, unimportant'; arbhá- m. `child, boy'
Armenian: orb, gen. -oy `Waise', arbaneak `Diener, Gehilfe, Mitarbeiter'
Old Greek: orphobótēs = orphanotróphos Hsch., orphobotía 'the care or education of orphans' Hsch., orphanó- `verwaist; beraubt, verlassen', orphanó-s `Waise'
Slavic: *orbъ, *orbę̄
Baltic: *ir̃b-u- adj.
Germanic: *arb-a- n., m., *arb-ia- n., *arb-ian- m., *arb-ōn- f.; *arb-n-a- (> *abm-a-) adj., *urb-a- n.; *arb-ē-j-id-i- f. (from *arb-ē- vb.)
Latin: orbus, -a `einer Sache beraubt; seiner Eltern beraubt, verwaist; seiner Kinder oder des Gatten brraubt'
Celtic: OIr orbe, orbbe, orpe m., n. `der, das Erbe', comarbe `Miterbe'
Russ. meaning: сирота; раб, работник
References: WP I 183 f
Comments: Сf. Hitt. harp- (I) 'absondern?', harpu- 'feindlich', harpanalli- 'Feind' (Tischler 179ff)
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