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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *yōs- (Gr zd-)
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to gird
Avestan: yɔ̄ŋhayeiti `gürtet', ptc. yāsta- `gegürtet', yāh n. `Gürtelschnur'
Old Greek: zdṓnnǖmi, aor. zdō̂sai̯, pass. zdōsthē̂nai̯, pf. ézdōka, ézdō(s)mai̯ `(sich) gürten', ptc. zdōstó-; zdōstḗr m. `Leibgurt', zdō̂ma n. `Gürtel, Schurz', zdṓnǟ f. `Gurt, Gürtel' , pl. zdṓstra n., zdṓstrǟ f. `Schürze, Stirnband', *zdōtǘ- ~ *zdōwǘ-: zdōtǘ-s (or zdōgǘs) = thṓraks Hsch.
Slavic: *po-jāsātī, -jāsjǭ; *pojāsъ, *ot-jāsъ (Czech ocas 'Schwarz')
Baltic: *jō̂s- (*jō̂s-ja-, *jō̂s-meî) (2) vb. tr., *jō̂s-m-ō̃ (-en-), -m-a-, -m-ā̂ f., *jō̂s-t-ā̂ (1/2)
Russ. meaning: опоясывать
References: WP I 209
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *jō̂s- (*jō̂s-ja-, *jō̂s-meî) (2) vb. tr., *jō̂s-m-ō̃ (-en-), -m-a-, -m-ā̂ f., *jō̂s-t-ā̂ (1/2)
Meaning: gird
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Old Lithuanian: juosti 3 prs.
Lithuanian: júosti (-ia, -ē) `umgürten, ringsum einschliessen'; júosta, juosmuõ, juozmuõ `Lenden-, Leibgürtel'
Lettish: juôzt (juôžu, juôzu [/-du Dond.]) tr. 'gürten; hauen, schlagen', intr. 'sich eilig begeben', juôzît (-u, -ĩju) 'prügeln; schnell laufen', juozêt 'schlagen; weit gehen, laufen, eine weite Strecke zurücklegen', juôsta 'Gürtel', juôsms, juôsma, juôsmenis 'Gurt'
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 797
Root: i̯ō[u]s- : i̯ūs-
English meaning: belt; to begird
German meaning: `gürten'
General comments: (vermutlich zu i̯eu-2)
Derivatives: i̯ōs-to-s `gegürtet', i̯ōs-men- n. `Gurt'
Material: Av. yā̊ŋhayeiti (meist mit aiwi-) `gürtet', Partiz. yāsta- `gegürtet', yāh n. `Gürtelschnur';

    gr. ζώννvμι `gürte', ζωστός (= av. yāsta-, lit. júostas) `gegürtet', ζωστήρ `Gürtel', ζω̃μα ds. (*ζωσ-μα vgl. lit. juosmuõ `Gurt'), ζώνη ds. (*ζωσ-νᾱ, vgl. russ.-ksl. pojasnь ds.);ζούσθω ζωννύσθω Hes. etwa thessal. = *ζώσθω?

    alb. n-gjehs `ich gürte';

    lit. júosiu, júosti `gürten', júostas `gegürtet', júosta `Gürtel' neben pa-jūsė́ti `gürten' (Ablaut ōu : ū);

    aksl. pojaśǫ, -jasati `gürten', pojasъ `Gürtel' (usw., siehe Berneker 449).

References: WP. I 209, Schwyzer Gr. Gr. I 330, Trautmann 108 f.
Pages: 513
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *jVHV
Meaning: belt
Indo-European: *jōsʌ-
Uralic: *jäje
Dravidian: *jā-
References: МССНЯ 356, ОСНЯ 1, 278-279.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 166
Proto: *jäje
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: belt, girdle
German meaning: Gurt, Gürtel
Udmurt (Votyak): je, je̮ (S G), d́e̮ (Uf.) 'breiter Gurtriemen, Strohband der Garben'
Komi (Zyrian): ji (S), ji̮ (P) 'Garbenband, Gürtel, Gurt', ju̇ (PO) 'Band (um die Garbe)'
Nenets (Yurak): nī (O), ńī (Nj.) 'Gürtel, Gurt'
Enets (Yen): niojo (Ch.), ńieijo (B)
Nganasan (Tawgi): nieja 'Gürtel'
Selkup: tjyy (Ta.), kyy (Ke.), čö, čö́ (N), č́ǖ (Tur.), kǖ (KeO), t́ǖ (Ty.) 'Riemen'
Kamass: ʒ́ī, t́ī 'Gürtel, Gurt'
K. Redei's notes: *CV, vgl. Juk.; wovon *-j-?
Addenda: Koib. джӗ; Mot. ni; Karag. ni
Yukaghir parallels: juo 'Gürtel; girdle, belt'
References: FUV; КЭСКЯ; Paas. Beitr. 269; Collinder Comp. Cr. 64, 377; ИВПЯ 143
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *jā-
Meaning : to tie, bind
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *jā-
Proto-North Dravidian : *ēj-
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *jā- (?)
Meaning : a k. of tree
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil :
Tamil meaning : a tree, Hardwickia binata
Number in DED : 5150
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North Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-North-Dravidian : *ēj-
Meaning : to tie
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Kurukh : hēʔenā (hēc-) "to tie, imprison, unite in one body"
Malto : eye (ēc-) "to tie, bond"
Notes : Начальное h- в курух неясно.
Additional forms : Also KUR hērnā to be tied, be put in bonds, be united together; ēp string, cord, rope; MLT ēpu fibres of a wild plant of which cord is made.
Number in DED : 5149
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