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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *saim-
Meaning: thick liquid
Old Greek: hâi̯ma n. `(flüssiges) Blut'
Germanic: *saim-a- m., n., *saim-ōn- f.
Russ. meaning: густая жидкость
References: WP II 464 f (different in Pok.)
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *saima-z, -n, *saimōn
Meaning: thick liquid
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: Burg. *saim-s `Blutgerinsel'
Old Norse: seim-r `Honigscheibe, Honig'
Norwegian: dial. seima f. `Schleimschicht; zähe Flüssigkeit'
Old Saxon: sēm
Middle Dutch: seem m., n.
Dutch: zeem n., m.
Old High German: seim m. `Honigseim'
Middle High German: seim, sein st. m. 'honigseim'
German: { Seim }
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1658
Root: sei-, soi-
English meaning: to be damp, to drip
German meaning: `tröpfeln, rinnen, feucht'
Material: Mit l-Formans: FlN: venet. Silis, Silarus, ligur. Silarus, illyr. Silarus (Lukanien), hispan. Sil; mir. silid `tropft, fließt, läßt fließen', teilweise mit sel- `sich bewegen' (s. unter su̯el-) kontaminiert; ags. sioloþ `See'; lit. séilė `Speichel, Geifer';

    mit m-Formans: cymr. hufen `Rahm' (*soimeno-); ahd. nhd. seim `Honigseim', aisl. seimr `Honigscheibe', ablaut. simi m. `Meer', dän. sima av `abträufeln', westfäl. siǝmern `sickern' (as. *simarōn).

References: WP. II 464 f.;
See also: vielleicht die Grundlage von seikʷ- und seip- `ausgießen'.
Pages: 889
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