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Proto-IE: *mā-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to stupefy
Old Indian: māyā́ f. `illusion, witchcraft, supernatural power', dur-māyú- `using bad arts; múni- m. `inspired or ecstatic person; saint, sage'
Old Greek: 1) mátǟ f. `Unbesonnenheit, Torheit', adv. mátǟn `vergeblich, umsonst, ohne Grund', mátai̯o- `eitel, nichtig `eitel, nichtig, töricht, frevelhaft'; 2) <mān->: prs. manje-, aor. *mānz-, aor. pass. *manē-, pf. *memāna (~ -ē-); *maníjā, *manjád-s, *mánti-s, gen. -ejos/-ijos
Slavic: *mānǭtī, *mānītī, *māmītī; *mājātī, *mājǭ; *mārā; *mātogā
Baltic: *mā̂- (2) vb.
Latin: manticulārī `zu Werke verschmitzt gehen; Beutelschneiderei treiben; stehlen' (?)
Russ. meaning: дурить голову
References: WP II 217 f
Comments: Quite probably = *mā-n (733).
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