From Proto-Indo-European *weh₁-, *h₂wḗh₁-. Cognate with Latin ventus (“wind”), Ancient Greek ἄημι (áēmi, “I blow”), Old Church Slavonic вѣтръ (větrŭ, “wind”), Latvian vētra (“storm”), Old English wind.
वाति (vā́ti) (cl.2 P. root √vā)
- to blow (as the wind)
- to procure or bestow anything (acc.) by blowing
- (transitive) to blow towards or upon
- to emit an odour, be diffused (as perfume)
- (transitive) to smell
- to hurt, injure
Monier Monier-Williams, "Sanskrit-English Dictionary", URL accessed on 2008-02-10.