spiwan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spīwaną, whence also Old Frisian spīa, Old Saxon spīwan, Dutch spuwen, Old High German spiwan, Old Norse spýja, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit). Non-Germanic cognates include Old Armenian թուք (tʿukʿ), Persian تف (tuf, spittle), Ossetian ту (tu, spittle), Ancient Greek πτύω (ptúō, I spit out), Latin spuō, Old Church Slavonic пльвати (plĭvati) (Russian плевать (plevatʹ)) and Sanskrit ष्ठीवति (ṣṭhīvati, to spit).

Verb[edit]

spīwan

  1. (clarification of this Old English definition is being sought) to spew

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *spīwaną, whence also Old English spīwan, Old Frisian spīa, Old High German spīwan, Old Norse spýja, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌴𐌹𐍅𐌰𐌽 (speiwan). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ptyēw- (to spit, vomit).

Verb[edit]

spīwan

  1. to spew

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