sleiə-


sleiə-
Bluish.
1. O-grade form *sloi(ə)-. sloe, from Old English slāh, slā, sloe (< “bluish fruit”), from Germanic *slaihwōn.
2. Zero-grade form *slī- (contracted from *sliə-).
a. Suffixed form *slī-wo-. lavender, livid, from Latin līvēre, to be bluish;
b. Suffixed form *slī-wā-. slivovitz, from Serbo-Croatian šljìva, plum.
 
[Pokorny (s)lī- 965.]

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