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Proto-IE: *om[o]-
Meaning: to labour, to torment
Tokharian: B amiśke 'bad-tempered, despondent' (Adams 19)
Old Indian: amīti `to fix, render firm; to be pernicious or dangerous', abhy-amīti `to advance violently against, pain, hurt'; ámatra- `violent, strong, firm'; áma- m. `impetuosity, violence', amīva- n., ámīvā f. 'pain, grief; distress, terror, fright'
Avestan: amavant- `kräftig, stark, mächtig, gewaltig', ama- `Kraft, männliche Potenz, Angriffskraft', adj. `stark', amayavā `Leid, Drangsal'
Old Greek: ? omói̯i̯o- Hom.+ adj. of uncertain meaning, perh. 'distressing' (= kakós acc. to Anon. ap. Apollon. Lex.), also explained as 'common to all' or 'impartial', Hsch.
Baltic: *ām-ī̂- vb.
Germanic: *am-ō- vb., *am-st-u- c., *am-st-i- c., *am-Vl-ō- vb., *am-it-a- adj.
Russ. meaning: тяжело работать, мучить(ся)
References: WP I 178 f

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