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Proto-IE: *leyǝ-
Meaning: to melt, to dissolve, to fuse
Old Indian: layati `to melt, liquefy, dissolve', vi-lināti id.
Slavic: *lītī, *lьjǭ (из металла)
Baltic: *leĩ- (*lej-a-) vb. tr., *laĩ-t-a- c., *laĩ-st-a- c., *laj-a- c., *lī̂d-ī-, -in̂- vb. caus.
Russ. meaning: плавить, таять, растворять(ся)
References: WP II 392
Comments: It is different from *leyǝ- 'to pour', as follows from the Balt. intonation.

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