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Proto-Germanic: *aljana-n, -z; *aljanōn- vb.; *aliska-
Meaning: strength, power
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: aljan n. (a) `zeal', aljanōn wk. `strave for'
Old Norse: eljan, eljun n. `Mut, Kraft'; elna wk. `stärker werden, wachsen'; elsk-r `verliebt', elska wk. `lieben'
Norwegian: elna vb.; elska vb.
Swedish: älska vb.
Danish: elske vb.
Old English: ellen, gen. elnes m., n. `strength, power, vigour, valour, courage, fortitude'
Old Saxon: ellian, ellen
Old High German: ellian, ellen
Middle High German: ɛllen, ɛllent (-d-) st. n. 'kampfeifer, mut, tapferkeit'
germet-meaning,germet-prnum,germet-got,germet-onord,germet-norw,germet-swed,germet-dan,germet-oengl,germet-osax,germet-ohg,germet-mhg,

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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *al-
Meaning: enthusiasm
Germanic: *al-jan-a- n., m.; *al-jan-ō- vb.; *al-isk-a- adj.
Latin: alacer (OLat alacris), -cre `munter, lustig, eifrig, aufgeregt'
Russ. meaning: воодушевление
References: WP I 155 f
piet-meaning,piet-germ,piet-lat,piet-rusmean,piet-refer,

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