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Proto-IE: *gʷais-
Meaning: small, to diminish
Old Greek: bai̯ó-, hom. [ē]bai̯ó- `gering, wenig, schwach'
Baltic: *gaĩš- vb. intr.
Germanic: *kwis-t-ia- vb., *kwis-t-iō f.
Russ. meaning: маленький, уменьшать(ся)
References: WP I 528
piet-meaning,piet-greek,piet-balt,piet-germ,piet-rusmean,piet-refer,

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Proto-Baltic: *gaĩš- vb. intr.
Meaning: disappear, go out
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: gaĩšti `schwinden, vergehen, Zeit trödeln', gaišìnti `vernichten, vertilgen, vertrödeln'
Lettish: gàist (-stu, -su) 'schwinden, vergehen'
baltet-meaning,baltet-prnum,baltet-lith,baltet-lett,

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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *kwistian- vb., *kwistiō
Meaning: destroy, press, torment
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: kʷistjan wk. `destroy, subject to torment', fra-, us-kʷistjan `id.', *fra-kʷistnan wk. `perish, be destroyed'
Danish: dial. qvista `press'
Middle Dutch: te quiste gaen `te gronde gaan'; quisten `spillen, verspillen; te loor gaan'
Dutch: kwistig; verkwisten
Middle Low German: quist st. f. `torment'; quisten `vernietigen, verkwisten'
Old High German: quist st. f. `torment' ; ar-, firquisten `verderben (tr.)'
germet-meaning,germet-prnum,germet-got,germet-dan,germet-mdutch,germet-dutch,germet-mlg,germet-ohg,

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