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Proto-IE: *(s)weip-, -b-
Meaning: to twist, to wind round
Baltic: *weĩp- vb. tr., *waĩp-ī̂- vb., *wip- vb. intr., *weĩp-iā̃ f.; *weîb- (2) vb. tr., *waîb-ī̂- (2) vb., *wī̂b-urvb. tr.,
Germanic: *(s)wīp-a- vb., *(s)waip-a- m., *(s)waip-ōn- f., *wip-jō f., *wip-ja- vb., *wīp-Vl-ō- vb., *(s)wip-Vl=; *(s)wīf-a- vb., *(s)waib-ia- vb., etc.
Russ. meaning: крутить(ся), обвивать(ся)
References: WP I 240 f (differently in Pok.)
Comments: In Balt. contamination of 2 roots - see *weip-, *weib- 'to oscillate, to swing'.
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