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Proto-IE: *wedh- (Gr w-)
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: axe, chopper; to hit, to chop
Tokharian: A wät-k 'sich trennen, entscheiden', wät-, wet- 'kämpfen'
Old Indian: vadhati, aor. avadhīt `to strike, slay, kill, murder, destroy'; vadhar n., vadhánā f. `deadly weapon'; vádhri- `castrated'
Avestan: vādāya- `zurückstossen'; vada- m. `Keil zum Spalten des Holzes'; vadar- n. `Waffe (zum Schlagen)'
Old Greek: éthris = tomías, kriós (Hsch.), áthris Suidas, íthris = spádōn, tomías, eunū̂khos (Hes)., áthris (Suid.), óthris (Zonar.); ōthéō, aor. ō̂sai̯, éōsa, pass. eṓsthēn, pf. éōka `stossen, drängen, treiben, weg-, fortstossen, vertreiben, zurückwerfen'; ō̂si-s `das Stossen, Weg-, Forstossen', ōsmó-s `id.', ōsmǟ́ f. `Stoss', ṓstǟ-s `Erdstoss', di-ōstḗr m., di-, eks-ṓstra f., n. -ōstra n.; én-osi-s, -eōs f. 'shaking, quake' Hes.+, énnosis = kínēsis (Hsch.); {éthōn 'stossend' - wanted!}
Baltic: *wedeg-ā̂ f.
Celtic: OIr fodb, fadb `Axt ?' OIr fāisc- `drücken', MCymr gwascu, Bret gwaska `id.'
Russ. meaning: бить, рубить; рубило, топор
References: WP I 254 f
Comments: Cf. Tokh B yatwe 'whip, thong' (Adams 482); A wac, B weta 'combat, struggle'; B wät- 'fight' (590, 608)
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