sleiə- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root sleiə-: livid, slivovitz, sloe.

sleiə-

Bluish.

1. O-grade form *sloi(ə)-. sloe from Old English slāh, slā, sloe (< "bluish fruit"), from Germanic *slaihwōn.
2. Zero-grade form *slī- (contracted from *sliə-).
a. Suffixed form *slī-wo-. lavender, livid from Latin līvēre, to be bluish;
b. Suffixed form *slī-wā-. slivovitz from Serbo-Croatian šljìva, plum.

[Pokorny (s)lī- 965.]



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