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WIND

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Wind is just an invisible movement of air. It often brings destruction and cataclysms but sometimes it makes life easier during hot summer days.

On the highest bough of the World Tree Yggdrasil sits a Great Eagle. The Eagle fans the air with his enormous wings bringing the winds to all the worlds. With his keen eyesight and help of a hawk Veðrfölnir ("Wind bleached"), which sits between his eyes, the Eagle keeps watch over all corners of the world.

In his hatred towards a dragon/serpent Níðhöggr ("The one who strikes the evil ones") the Great Eagle seems identical to Hindu Garuda who is the biggest enemy of serpents called Nagas.


VIN-

Old English: wind

Middle English: wind

Scots: wind

English: wind

Old Frisian: wind

Old Saxon: wind

German Low German: Wind

German: Wind

Dutch: wind

Afrikaans: wind

Limburgish: wind

Vilamovian: wynd

Old Norse: vindr

Icelandic: vindur

Faroese: vindur

Norwegian: vind

Old Swedish: vinder

Swedish: vind

Danish: vind

Elfdalian: wind

Gutnish: vinn, vind

Gothic: 𐍅𐌹𐌽𐌳𐍃 (winds)

Middle Low German: wint

Plautdietsch: Wint

Old Dutch: wint

Middle Dutch: wint

Old High German: wint

Middle High German: wint

Friulian: vint

Walloon: vint

Jatvingian: winta

West Frisian: wyn


VI-

Aromanian: vimtu

Rusyn: вїтор (vjitor)

Ukrainian: ві́тер (víter)

Czech: vítr

Westrobothnian: vider ("weather")


VIE-

Lithuanian: vėjas

Samogitian: vies, viesos

Slovak: vietor

Polish: wieje ("it is blowing")

Belarusian: ве́цер (vjécjer)

Asturian: vientu

Saterland Frisian: Wiend

Spanish: viento


VE-

Old Church Slavonic: вѣтръ ⰲⱑⱅⱃⱏ (větrŭ)

Old East Slavic: вѣтръ (větrŭ)

Russian: ве́тер (véter)

Macedonian: ветер (veter)

Serbo-Croatian: ве̏тар, вје̏тар, vȅtar, vjȅtar

Slovene: véter

Upper Sorbian: wětr

Lower Sorbian: wětš

Old Prussian: wetro

Lithuanian: vėtra ("storm")

Latvian: vētra ("storm")

Old Swedish: væþer ("weather")

Old Danish: wæthær ("weather")

Old High German: wetar ("weather")

Middle High German: weter, wetter, weder ("weather")

German: Wetter ("weather")

Esperanto: vetero ("weather")

Ido: vetero ("weather")

English: weather ("weather")

Old Irish: fet ("whistle")

Irish: fead ("whistle")

Manx: fed ("whistle")

Scottish Gaelic: fead ("whistle")

Old English: weder ("weather")

Middle English: weder, wethyr ("weather")

Scots: weddir, wethir ("weather")

Old Frisian: weder, wedder ("weather")

Saterland Frisian: Weeder ("weather")

Old Saxon: wedar ("weather")

Low German: Weder ("weather")

Old Dutch: wedar ("weather")

Dutch: weder, weer ("weather")

Central Franconian: Wedder, Wäder ("weather")

Luxembourgish: Wieder ("weather")

Old Norse: veðr, -viðri ("weather")

Icelandic: veður ("weather")

Faroese: veður ("weather")

Swedish: väder ("weather")

Elfdalian: weðer ("weather")

Gutnish: vädar ("weather")

Scanian: væðer ("weather")

Latin: ventus

Asturian: ventana

Catalan: vent

Catalan: vent

French: vent

Galician: vento, ventá

Sicilian: ventu

Venetian: vento, vent, vènt

Istriot: vento

Italian: vento

Occitan: vent

Spanish: ventana

Old Portuguese: vento, ventãa

Portuguese: vento, venta, ventã

Romansch: vent

Tocharian A: wänt

Middle English: wend

Westrobothnian: ver ("weather")

Norwegian Bokmål: vær ("weather")

Norwegian Nynorsk: vêr ("weather")

Danish: vejr ("weather")

Afrikaans: weer ("weather")


VIA-

Dalmatian: viant

Bulgarian: вя́тър (vjátǎr)

Polish: wiatr

Kashubian: wiater

Silesian: wjater

Slovincian: vjãtăr


VA-

Sanskrit: वायु (Vāyú) ("God of Wind")

Urdu: وایو (vāyu) ("air")

Hindi: वायु (vāyu)("air")

Gujarati: વાયુ (vāyu)

Romanian: vânt

Tocharian A: want

Luxembourgish: Wand

Sanskrit: वात (vā́ta)

Pali: vāta

Avestan: vāta, vātō

Sogdian: vat

Sinhalese: වාතය (vātaya) ("air")

Scots: wathir ("weather")

West Frisian: waar ("weather")


VO-

Polabian: v́otĕr


B-

Aragonese: biento

Mirandese: biento, bentana

Sardinian: bentu, ventu, bentana

Mòcheno: bint

Assamese: বা (ba)

Persian: باد‎ (bâd)

Kurdish: ba, با‎ (ba)

Pashto: باد‎ (bâd)

Assamese: বায়ু (bayu) ("air")

Bengali: বায়ু (bayu) ("air")


HU-

Hittite: ḫu-wa-an-za /huwanza/, ḫu-u-wa-an-za /hūwanza/


GU- GW-

Middle Breton: guent

Breton: gwent

Baluchi: گوات‎ (gwát)

Old Cornish: guins

Cornish: gwyns

Middle Welsh: gwynt

Welsh: gwynt


OTHER

Tocharian B: yente

Ancient Greek: ἀείς (aeís), ἀέντα (aénta)

Ancient Greek: ἀτμός (atmós), αὔρα (aúra), ἀήρ (aḗr), ἄελλα (áella), ἀίσθω (aísthō), ἆθλον (âthlon)

Old Armenian: աւդ (awd), օդ (ōd)

Armenian: օդ (ōd)


Article published on the 11th of July 2018.


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