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Cognate class 978

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Notes = Skt. KṢVID- 'hum', Grk. SIDZO, Lat. SĪBILĀRE, OCS SVISTATI 'hiss' "of imitative origin" (Buck 1949: 684), thus prob. cogn. with 'breathe' /cognate/2569/, also in 'breathe' /lexeme/25234/, 'smell' in /cognate/2918/ and 'swell' in /cognate/1069/.
Citation: Schumacher, Stefan. 2004: Die keltischen Primärverben. Ein vergleichendes, etymologisches und ... Pages: 611 View Reconstructs the Celtic verb as *su̯isd-e/o-, which has no cognates beyond Celtic.
Citation: Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic. Leiden: Brill. Pages: 365 View From the Proto-Celtic verb *swizd-o- ‘to blow’, from PIE *su̯ei̯s-d-, IEW 1040. Onomatopoetic, therefore the Greek and Slavic cognates could be also independent formations.
  Language Lexeme Phonological Meaning Notes Rating
1 Old Irish séitid sʹe:dʹəðʹ blow ★★★ View
2 Middle Cornish hwetha, hwytha 'ʍɛθɐ, 'ʍɪθɐ blow ★★★ View
3 Middle Cornish whethy blow AF whethé ★★ View
4 Middle Breton huezaff ˈxweːθaṽ blow ★★★ View
5 Breton c'hwezhañ ˈxweːzã blow ★★★ View
6 Welsh chwythu blow ★★ View
7 Irish séid blow ★★★ View
8 Scottish Gaelic sèid blow ★★ View
9 [Legacy] Breton St c'hwezhañ 'xwe:zã blow ★★ View
10 [Legacy] Breton Se HUEHEIN blow ★★ View
11 [Legacy] Welsh C CHWYTHU blow ★★ View
12 [Legacy] Irish A SEIDEADH blow ★★ View