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Number: 1795
Root: smerd-, smord-
English meaning: to stink
German meaning: `stinken'
Material: Gr. σμόρδωνες Pl. `Stänker' Hes.; σμορδου̃ν συνουσιάζειν; lit. smìrdžiu, smirdė́ti `stinken', lett. smir̂dêt ds., lit. smirdėlė̃ `Attich', smardìnti `stinkend machen', lett. smerdelis `Stänker', smards `Gestank', lit. smár[d]vé, alit. smarstas `Gestank' (auch smarstė, smarstvas, smársas `schlechteres Fett', eigentlich `schlechtriechendes Fett'), apr. smorde `Faulbaum'; aksl. smrъděti, russ. smerdétь `stinken', russ. smórod `Gestank', smoródina `Johannisbeere', poln. smród, čech.smrad `Gestank'; dazu wahrscheinlich lat. merda `Kot, Unrat des Leibes'.

    smerd- `stinken' ist eine wohl schon idg. verselbständigte Anwendung von (s)merd- in nhd. schmerzen, lat. mordēre, s. mer-, merd- `aufreiben' (oben S. 736 f), ursprünglich also `beißender Geruch'.

References: WP. II 691, WH. II 74 f., Trautmann 271, Vasmer 2, 676, Specht KZ 62, 215.
Pages: 970
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