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Proto-IE: *sweng-
Meaning: to surround, to twist, to bend
Tokharian: A, B suk- 'hand over, deliver; dangle, hang down' (Adams 694)
Old Indian: svájate, -ti, fut. svaṅkṣyate `to embrace, clasp, encircle, twist or wind round', ptc. svakta-
Avestan: pairišxʷaxta- `ringt umschlossen'
Germanic: *swink-a- vb., *swank-ia- vb., *swank-iō f., *swank-a- m., *swank-a- adj., *swank-r-a- adj.; *swing-á- vb.
Celtic: *s(w)eng- > OIr seng `schlank'
Russ. meaning: окружать, крутить(ся), изгибать
References: WP II 526 f

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