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Proto-IE: *yem-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: to tie together, to join
Tokharian: A, B yām- 'do, commit, make, effect' (Adams 490 f); A yom-, B yäm- (PT *yäm-) 'achieve, obtain, reach' (497)
Old Indian: yámati, yácchati, part. yatá- `to sustain, hold, hold together', yáma- m. `rein, curb, bridle; driver, charioteer', yántra- n. `instrument for holding, restraining or fastening, prop, support, thong, rein etc.'
Avestan: yam-, yasaitē, ptc. yata- `halten', yātam `zugewiesener Anteil, Besitz'
Other Iranian: OPers ipf. ayasatā 'halten'
Latin: redimiō, -īre `umbinden, bekränzen'
Russ. meaning: связывать, соединять
References: WP I 207

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