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Number: 1563
Root: pū̆-2 : peu̯ǝ-
English meaning: to rot, stink
German meaning: `faulen; stinken'
General comments: vermutlich aus einem pu `pfui!' entwickelt
Derivatives: pū-ti- `Fäulnis', pu-tro- `verfault'; pū̆-to- `podex, cunnus'
Material: Ai. pū́yati `wird faul, stinkt' = av. puyeiti `wird faul', ai. pūya-, -m `Eiter', pū́ti- `faul, stinkend; Jauche, Eiter' = av. pūtay- `Fauligwerden, Verwesung'; pashto pūl `Trübung des Auges', westosset. ambud `faul'; ai. pū̆tāu (: aisl. fuð) `Hinterbacken'; mit -sk̂o-: mpers. pūsinītan `faulen', aisl. fauskr `morsches Holz'; arm. hu `eitriges Blut'; gr. πύ̄θω `manche faulen', πύ̄θομαι `faule', πύον (*puʷom), πύος, -εος n. `Eiter'; vielleicht auch πῡός m., πυ̃αρ, πύ̄ατος, πῡετία `Biestmilch'; lat. pūs, pūris `Eiter' (*puu̯os), pūteō, -ēre `faulen', pūtidus `faul' (von einem Partiz. *pū-to-s), pŭter, -tris, -tre `faul, morsch' mit ŭ-, wie mir. othrach `Misthaufen', wohl auch othar `ein Kranker' (*putro-), othar-lige `Krankenbett, Begräbnisplatz'; aisl. fūinn `verfault, rott', fūi `Fäulnis', fūna `faulen', feyja `verfaulen lassen, verrotten lassen', got. fūls, aisl. fūll, ags. ahd. fūl `faul';

    aisl. fuð f. `cunnus', mhd. vut `cunnus', alem. vüdeli Kinderwort `Popo', geminiert mhd.votze; lit. pųvù, púti `faulen', Kausat. púdau, -yti `faulen machen', lett. pũt `faulen', Kausat. pũdêt `faulen machen', lit. piáulas (*pēu-lo-s) m. `verfaulter Baum', lett. praûls `verfaultes Holz' (*pĺauls), lit. púliai m. Pl. `Eiter', puvė̃s(i)ai m. Pl. `verfaulte Sachen', lett. puveši m. Pl. `Eiter', pũžńi m. Pl. ds., papuve f. `Brachfeld'.

    mit ĝ: aisl. fūki `Stank', nisl. fūki auch `verfaultes Seegras, Seetang', wie lett. pũnis `faulendes, eiterndes', pũnes Pl. `Modererde';

    mit s: norw. føyr (*fauza-) `morsch', ndl. voos `schwammig', schweiz. gefōsen `morschgeworden'; über aisl. fauskr s. oben;

References: WP. II 82, WH. II 391 f., Trautmann 234; G. Liebert Nominalsuff. -ti- 151.
Pages: 848-849
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *pū-
Meaning: to rot; pus
Old Indian: pū́yati `to become foul or putrid, stink'; pū́ya- m., n. `pus', pū́ti- `putrid, stinking', m. `purulent matter, pus'
Avestan: puyeiti `wird faul'; pūtay- `Fauligwerden, Verwesung'
Armenian: hu `eitriges Blut'
Old Greek: pǖ́thō, aor. pǖ̂sai̯ (/pǘsai̯) `verfaulen machen, vermodern lassen', pǖ́thomai̯ `faulen, verwesen'; pǘo-n, pǘos n. `Eiter'; ? pǖó-s m. `Biestmilch, erste Muttermilch', pǘo-n n. `id.', pǘas n., pǘar, -atos `id.'
Baltic: *pū̂- (1) vb. intr., *pū̃-j-a- adj., *pū̂-l-ia- c., *peû-l-a-/*peũ-l-a- c., *puw-u- adj.
Germanic: *fau-ja- vb., *fūw-a- vb., *fū-l-a- adj., *fau-s-k-a- adj., *fáu-s-a- adj., *fau-z-á- adj.; *fauz-iōn- f., *fū-k-an- m., *fū-n-ī(n-) f., *fū-jan- m.
Latin: pūs, pūris f. `Eiter', pūtēre `faulen', pūtidus, -a `faul', puter, -tris `faul, morsch'
Celtic: MIr othrach `Misthaufen'
Russ. meaning: гнить
References: WP II 81
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *pū̂- (1) vb. intr., *pū̃-j-a- adj., *pū̂-l-ia- c., *peû-l-a-/*peũ-l-a- c., *puw-u- adj.
Meaning: rot
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: pū́ti (pū̃va/pū̃na/pū́sta, pùva) `faulen, modern, verwesen, vereitern, verfallen, faul im Bett liegen', pū̃ja- 'verfault', pl. pū́liai `Eiter', piáula -s, piaũla-s 'verfaultes, morsches Holz', pū́tra 'etwas Angefaultes, körperlich verfallene Person', puvù- 'faulbar, verweslich'
Lettish: pũt (pũstu, puvu) 'faulen, modern; lange schlafen, faulenzen'; pũznis 'Fauliges, Eiterndes; Lagerstätte eines Tieres'
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *faujan- vb., *fūwan-, *faujan-, *fūla-, *fauska-, *fáusa-, *fauzá-; *fauziōn, *fūkēn, *fūnī(n), *fūjēn
Meaning: rot, rotten, pus
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: ful-s `decomposed, foul'
Old Norse: fūin-n `verfault, rott', fūi m. `Fäulnis', fūna wk. `verwesen, verfaulen', feyja wk. `verfaulen lassen'; fūl-l `faul, stinkend'; fausk-r m. `vermodertes Holz', fauski m. `id'; feyra f. `inneres, poröses Zellgewebe im Knochen'; fūki m. `Gestank', NIsl fūki `id.; fauler Seetang'
Norwegian: dial. föyr `schwammartig'; dial. föyra `Zellgewebe'; fūl `ranzig, geil, böse'; fausk
Swedish: ful `faul'; dial. fausk, fösk `morsches Holz'
Danish: ful `hässlich'
Old English: fūl `faul'; fyne `Feuchtigkeit, Morast', fynig `feucht'
English: foul; finew
Old Frisian: fūlnisse `rotting, vuiligheid'
Old Saxon: fūl `faul', fūlitha `rotting'
Middle Dutch: vuul; voos `schwammig'; voosch
Dutch: vuil; voos `schwammig', vuns
Old Franconian: fūlitha `rotting, vuiligheid'
Middle Low German: vūl
Old High German: fūl (9.Jh.) `faul'
Middle High German: vūl, voul adj. 'morsch, faul, verfault; gebrechlich, schwach'
German: faul; { schweiz. gefosen `morschgeworden' }
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