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Proto-IE: *(s)keit-, -d- (kh-)
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: shield
Old Indian: kheṭa- m. `shield'
Slavic: *ščī̃tъ
Baltic: *skait-a- n., *skī̃d-a- c., *skīd-ā̂ f.
Germanic: *skild-u- m.
Latin: scūtum, -ī `Schild'
Celtic: OIr scīath `Schild'; Cymr ysgwyd, OBret scoit, NBret skoed `id.'
Russ. meaning: щит
References: WP II 541 f, 590 f
Comments: ? -l- (Ind, Germ) as a result of contamination with *keld- 'sword, handle of a sword'.

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