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Proto-IE: *wak-/-e-, -g-
Meaning: crooked, slanting; to swing, to be unsteady; to crook
Old Indian: vañcati `to go crookedly, totter, stagger', vacyáte `to move or rock to and fro', vakrá- `crooked, curved', vaṅkú- `going crookedly or hurriedly', vaṅka- m. `crookedness'|| váṅgati `to go lamely, limp'
Avestan: {niu̯asta-kōsru̯ā `mit einwärts gebogenen Hörnern'}
Baltic: *wen̂g- vb. tr., *win̂g-ia- c., *wing-isk-a- n., *wink-l-u- adj., *win̂k-l-jō̂- vb.
Germanic: *wing=, *wánx-a-, *wánx-ō f.; *wank-ia- vb., *wank-ō- vb., *wink-a- vb.; *wink=, *wink-il-a- m.
Latin: vacillāre `wanken, schwanken' || vagāri `umherschweifen', vagus, -a `umherschweifend, unstet, ungebunden'
Celtic: *wakto-: Cymr gwaeth `schlechter', Corn gweth, MBret goaz `id.'
Albanian: vank, vangu `Felge, Radkranz', geg. vangóš `schielend'
Russ. meaning: кривой, косой; качаться, шататься; сгибать
References: WP I 218, 260

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