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Proto-IE: *weg'-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: fresh, cheerful; to be awake
Tokharian: A, B wasir `Blitz'
Old Indian: vā́ja- m. `strength, vigour, energy', vájra- m./n. `thunderbolt (of Indra)'
Avestan: vazra- `Keule, bes. Haukeule (des Mithra)'
Other Iranian: OPers vazarka- `gross'
Germanic: *wak-a- vb., *wak-ō- vb., *wak-ē- vb., *wak-n-a- vb., *wak-ja- vb.; *wak-ōn- f.; *wak-r-a- adj., *wax-t(w)-ō(n-) f.
Latin: vegēre (intr.) `munter sein', (trans.) `erregen', vegetus `rührig, munter'; vigēre `lebenskräftig sein, in voller Kraft und Frische sein', vigil, -ilis `wach, wachsam; Wache, Wächter'
Russ. meaning: свежий, бодрый, бодрствовать
References: WP I 246 f

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