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Number: 1142
Root: leig-1 und leik- besser oleig-/k-
English meaning: poor, miserable
German meaning: `dürftig, elend; Krankheit, schlechtes Ergehen'
Material: 1. Gr. λοιγός `Verderben, Unheil, Untergang, Tod', λοίγιος `verderblich, tödlich'; ὀλίγος `klein';

    alb. lig `böse, mager', ligë `Bosheit, Übel';

    lit. ligà `Krankheit', lett. liga `schwerere Krankheit, Seuche', ablaut. lit. pãliegis m. ds.;

    2. arm. aɫk`at `arm, dürftig, wenig, knapp'; Subst. `armer Bettler', aɫk`at- anam `bin oder werde arm; nehme ab, werde schwach' (*alik`- aus idg. *oliko-; demnach ist auch das ὀ- von gr. ὀλίγος wohl alt, die Wz. also als *(o)leig-/k- anzusetzen); air. līach `elend, unglücklich'; apr. licuts `klein'.

References: WP. II 398, Trautmann 161;
See also: wohl zu lei-2.
Pages: 667
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