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Proto-IE: *(a)merd-, *smerd-
Meaning: to damage, to destroy
Tokharian: A, B märtk- 'shave' (Adams 455)
Old Indian: mr̥dnā́ti, márdati, caus. mardayati, ptc. mr̥ditá- `to press, squeeze, crush, pound, smash'
Avestan: marǝd- `vernichten'
Armenian: mart `Kampf'
Old Greek: amérdō `berauben'
Baltic: *merd=ē̂- vb., *merd-el-ia- c., -iā, -ā̂ f. (AC/CIRC)
Germanic: *smirt-a- vb., *smart-ō- vb., *smartian- vb.
Latin: mordeō, -ēre, momordī (/ -morsī), morsum `beissen (auch von Hitze und Kälte); kauen, essen'; morsus, -ūs m. `Biss, Bisswunde', morsum n. `Bisschen'
Russ. meaning: повреждать, уничтожать
References: WP II 276 f (different in Pok.)
Comments: On the Baltic level seems to be a derivate from 'die', but this may be a secondary reanalysis.
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