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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *wat(w)-
Meaning: calf (of the leg), biceps
Germanic: *wáɵw-an- m., -ōn- f.
Latin: vatāx, -ācis m. `krumme oder schiefe Füsse habend', vatius, -a `krummbeinig', vatia m. `einer mit krummen Beinen'
Russ. meaning: икра (ноги), бицепс
References: WP I 216
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *wáɵwēn, -ōn
Meaning: calf (of the leg)
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: vɔδvi m. `Muskel; Wade', afl-vɔδvi `biceps',
Norwegian: vodve, vodje, vovde `Muskel'
Old Saxon: watho m.
Middle Dutch: Kil. waede, waeye
Dutch: wade f., m.
Middle Low German: wade m. `suras'
Old High German: wado m. (um 800) `sure, suffrago'
Middle High German: wade wk. m. `Wade'
German: Wade f.
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 2087
Root: u̯āt-2
English meaning: to bend, curve
German meaning: `krümmen, biegen'
Material: Lat. vatāx, -ācis `krumme oder schiefe Füße habend', vatius `einwärtsgebogen, krumm', vatia `einer mit krummen Beinen', vascus (*vat-scos) `quer, schief'; germ. *waþwan- `Krümmung, Biegung', dann mit engerer Bedeutung `Wade, Kniebeuge': aisl. vǫðvi m. `Muskeln, bes. dicke Muskeln anArmen und Beinen', afl-vǫðvi `biceps', norw. vodve `dicke Muskeln an Arm und Bein' usw., ahd. wado m. `sura, suffrago', mhd. wade `Wade', alts. uuathan `suras', mndd. wade `Wade', mndl.wade f. `Kniebeuge, Kniekehle';

    Zusammenhang mit lat. vārus `auseinander gebogen, auswärtsgehend, dachsbeinig' usw. (Wz. *u̯ā-) ist wahrscheinlich.

References: WP. I 216, WH. II 736 f.
Pages: 1113
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *wat(w)-
Meaning: calf (of the leg), biceps
Germanic: *wáɵw-an- m., -ōn- f.
Latin: vatāx, -ācis m. `krumme oder schiefe Füsse habend', vatius, -a `krummbeinig', vatia m. `einer mit krummen Beinen'
Russ. meaning: икра (ноги), бицепс
References: WP I 216
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