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Proto-IE: *plew-, *plōw-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to flow, to swim
Tokharian: B plewe `raft'; A, B plu- (PT *plu-) 'soar, fly'; B plus- 'fly, soar; float' (Adams 428)
Old Indian: plávate, caus. plā̆vayati, ptc. plutá- `to float, swim, bathe'; plavá- `swimming', m.n. `float, raft, boat; pluti- f. `overflowing, flood'
Avestan: us-frāvayōit `dass er wegschwemmen könnte'
Old Greek: pléō, aor. épleu̯sa, pléu̯sesthai̯, p. pleusthḗnai̯, pf. pépleu̯ka, p. pépleu̯smai̯ `zur See fahren, segeln, schiffen'; plóo-s m. `Schiff-, Seefahrt; Fahrzeit, Fahrwind', plôi̯o-n n. `Fahrzeug, Schiff'; plṓō, aor. plō̂nai̯, plō̂sai̯, pf. péplōka `schwimmen', va. plōtó-, aor. etc. auch `segeln, zu See fahren'; katá-plōsi-s f. `Heimkehr zur See', plōtḗr m. `Seemann; Schwimmer'
Slavic: *plūtī, *plɨ̄lъ, *plovǭ; *plovī́tī; *plā́vātī, *plā́vljǭ; *plā́vītī; *plъtъ
Baltic: *plaû- vb. intr., *plu-t-a- c., *plō̂-s-t-a- (2) c., *plō-d-a- c., *plaw-in-ā̂- , *plew-in-ā̂- vb., *plū̂d- vb. intr., *plū̂- (/ *plū̃-) vb. intr., *plud-ē̂- vb., *plud-a-, -in-ia- c., *plaû-s-t-a- c.
Germanic: *flaw-ja- n., *flau-jō f., *flu-t-an- m.
Latin: perplovere (Fest.) `durchsickern lassen, leck sein', ipf. plovēbat (Petron.)
Celtic: *hlu- > OIr pl. gen. luae `Steuerruder', Ir lu- `bewegen'. ess-com-lu- `proficisci', ess-lu- `fortgehen, entkommen', fo-lu- `fliegen', luath, luam `schnell', luas `schnelligkeit'; Cymr llyw `Steuerruder'
Russ. meaning: плыть, двигаться по воды
References: WP II 94 f, Buck 38, 40, 43, 68.
Comments: Perhaps = *plōw- 'to pour, wash', but some arguments make Dybo and me suspect two originally different roots. Cf. also *pAlǝ-/*pelǝ-.
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