To blow. Contracted from *weə₁-; oldest basic form *ə₂weə₁-.
1. Suffixed shortened form *we-dhro-. weather, from Old English weder, weather, storm, wind, from Germanic *wedram wind, weather.
2. Suffixed (participial) form *wē-nt-o-, blowing.
(i) wind1, from Old English wind, wind;
(ii) window, from Old Norse vindr, wind. Both (i) and (ii) from Germanic *windaz;
b. vent1, ventail, ventilate, from Latin ventus, wind.
3. wing, from Middle English wenge, wing, from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse vængr, wing, from suffixed Germanic form *wē-ingjaz.
4. Basic form *wē-. nirvana, from Sanskrit vāti (stem *vā-), it blows.
[Pokorny 10. au̯(e)- 81.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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