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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *weme- (Gr w-)
Meaning: to vomit
Old Indian: vámiti, vamati `to vomit, spit out', ptc. vānta-; vamathu- m. `act of vomiting; nausea'
Avestan: vam- `erbrechen'
Old Greek: eméō, eméthō, aor. emé(s)sai̯, pf. emḗmeka `erbrechen', émeto-s m. `das Erbrechen', émesi-s, émesma `id.', emíǟ-s `Speier'
Baltic: *wem̂- (1) vb., pl. *wem-ā̂, *wē̂m-ā̂ (1), *wim̂-b-a- c.
Germanic: *wēm-ōn- f., *wēm-a- m., *wim-il-ō- vb., *wim-ir-ō- vb., *wam-an- m., *wam-al-ē- vb.
Latin: vomō, -uī, -itum, -ere `sich erbrechen, übergehen; speien; durch Erbrechen von sich geben, ausspeien', vomitus, -ūs m. `Erbrechen', vomica f. `Geschwür, Eiter, Beule'
Russ. meaning: блевать
References: WP I 262 f
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Proto-Baltic: *wem̂- (1) vb., pl. *wem-ā̂, *wē̂m-ā̂ (1), *wim̂-b-a- c.
Meaning: vomit
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: vémti (vẽmia, vḗmē) `Erbrechen haben'
Lettish: vem̃t (vemju, vẽmu) 'sich erbrechen, vomieren', pl. vęmas 'Vomieren, das Ausgeworfene', vę̃mas 'dass.', vim̃bas 'herabfliessender Speichel'
Old Prussian: wynis (lies: wyms) 2 sg. imp. 'speie'
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *wēmōn, *wēma-z, *wimilōn- vb., *wimirōn- vb., *wamēn, *wamalēn- vb.
Meaning: mean
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: vāma `Unwohlsein', vām-r m. `ekelhafter Mensch'; NIsl vǟma `Übelkeit empfinden', vǟmin-n `übel'; vamla wk. `übel werden'
Norwegian: vɔm `Müdigkeit, Unwohlsein; Dunkelheit'; vɔmen `nicht ganz frisch'; dial. vimla `Übelkeit empfinden', vimra `Übelkeit verursachen', vimren `ekelhaft'; dial. vämen `übel'; vamla vb.
Old Swedish: vami n. `Ekel', vamul `ekelhaft'
Danish: vammel `ekelhaft'; vamle vb.
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 2136
Root: u̯em-, u̯emǝ-
English meaning: to spit, vomit
German meaning: `speien, sich erbrechen'
Material: Ai. vámi-ti, jünger vamati `ausspeien, erbrechen', vānta- `gespien', vamathu- m. `Erbrechen', av. vam- `erbrechen'; npers. vātāk `Speichel' (*u̯m̥̄-to-);

    gr. ἐμέω (für *ἔμε-μι), Aor. ἐμέσσαι `erbrechen', ἔμετος m., ἔμεσις f. `Erbrechen' (ἐμύς `Sumpfschildkröte'?);

    lat. vomō (*u̯emō) `erbreche', vomitus `Erbrechen', vomica `Geschwür, Eiterbeule';

    norw. dial. vimla `Übelkeit empfinden', vimra `Übelkeit verursachen', aschwed. vami m. `Ekel'; aisl. vāma `Übelkeit', vāmr `ekelhafte Person';

    lit. vémti `erbrechen', vėmalaĩ `Erbrochenes', vìmdyti `erbrechen machen', lett. vemt `sich erbrechen';

    sehr zweifelhaft ist Verwandtschaft von got. Gen. Pl. wammē `Fleck', gawamms Gen. Pl. `befleckt, unrein', aisl. vamm n. `Fehler, Gebrechen', ags. wamm m. n. `Fleck, Gebrechen, Unrecht', Adj. `böse, schlecht', as. wam n. `Übles, Böses', Adj. `böse' (*u̯om-no-); vgl. Weisweiler IF 41, 46.

References: WP. I 262 f., WH. II 835, Trautmann 350, Frisk 504 f., 508.
Pages: 1146
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