Gr. πέλεκυς m. ‘axe, double axe, hatchet’, Skt. paraśú- m. 'axe, battle-axe', Oss. færæt 'axe'. "Pre-Greek" (RB); "the Greek and Sanskrit words represent a pre-historic borrowing from a non-IE, Asiatic source... represented by Akkadian pilakku and Sumerian balag 'axe' " (CDB). "These words have long been identified with Akk. pilakku , which however never means 'axe', but rather 'spindle'. Thus, this comparison must be given up" (RB). Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "πέλεκυς" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. July 27, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=8380 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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