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Proto-IE: *weik-, -g- (Gr w-)
Meaning: soft, pliable; to avoid
Tokharian: A, B wik- 'disappear, shun, avoid' (Adams 599)
Old Indian: vī́ci- f. `going or leading aside, aberration, deceit'; vejate, vijáte, vinakti, ptc. viktá-, vigna- `to move with a quick darting motion; to start back, recoil, flee from'
Old Greek: éi̯kō, aor. êi̯ksai̯, éei̯kse (Alkman) `weichen, zurückgehen, nachstehen'; hǘpei̯ksi-s `das Zurückweichen, das Nachgeben', aor. *wik-s-: gíksai = khōrē̂sai Hsch.
Baltic: *wīk- vb. intr., *wīk-ia- c., *wī̂k-n-iā̃ (1) f., *wīk-[š]-t-a- adj.
Germanic: *wīk(w)-a- vb., *wīk-ia- vb.; *wīk-ō f.; *waik-ia- vb., *waikw-a- adj., *wik-i- c.
Latin: vinciō, -īre, vīnxī, vinctum `umwinden, binden'; vinc(u)lum n. `Band, Fessel'; vicia f. `Wicke'
Other Italic: Umbr previc̨latu `praevinculātō'
Russ. meaning: мягкий, податливый; уклоняться, избегать
References: WP I 233 f
Comments: Very probably = *weig-.
Proto-IE: *g'hēy(w)-, *g'hyāw-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to yawn, to gape
Hittite: ki-nu- (I) 'öffnen, aufbrechen' (Tischler 578 f)
Tokharian: A śew- 'yawn'; B kāy- 'open wide' (Adams 153)
Old Indian: vi-jihīte `to fly open, gape, yawn', vihāyas- m.n. `open space, air, sky'
Old Greek: kháskō `gähne, klaffe', khēramó-s `klaffende Öffnung'
Slavic: *zējǭ, *zьjā́ti; *zēvati; *zēvъ
Baltic: *ǯjā̂- vb., *ǯjā̂-t-i- c., *ǯjā̂w-ā̂ (1) f., *ǯjā̂w-ā̂- (1) vb.
Germanic: *gij-a- vb.; *giw-ō (f), *giw-iɵ-ō f., *gī-n-a- vb., *gi-n-ō- vb.; *gī-r-a- m., *gi-r-(i)a- adj., *gī-m-ōn- f., *gai-m-an- m., *gai-m-a- m., etc.
Latin: hiō, -āre, -āvī, -ātum `gähnen, klaffen, den Mund aufsperren; gierig sein'; hietāre `den Mund aufsperren, weit öffnen'; hīscō, -ere `klaffen, den Muind auftun'; hiulcus, -a `klaffend, gespalten, offen, gierig schnmappend'
Other Italic: Osk eehianasúm `ēmittendārum, fugandārum (hostiārum); Umbr ehiato `ēmissōs'
Russ. meaning: зевать, зиять
References: WP I 548 f
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