1. PGm. *aluþ- n. ‘ale, beer’ < proto-form. *h₂el-u- (GK) 2. PSl. olъ m. ‘fermented liquor, beer’ < BSl. *alu < PIE. *h₂el-u- (RD). No certain etymology. Kroonen claims that forms in Baltic, Finno-Ugric, Indo-Iranian etc. were borrowed from Germanic. Others treat this item as common PIE inheritance. 1. "aluþ-" from Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic by Guus Kroonen, Ph.D. (2009) http://dictionaries.brillonline.com // 2. "ȏlъ" from Etymological Dictionary of the Slavic Inherited Lexicon by Rick Derksen, Ph.D. (1996) http://dictionaries.brillonline.com
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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