Gr. βέλος n. 'projectile, throwing weapon; arrow' < βάλλω v. ‘to throw, hit’ < PIE. *gʷelh₁- 'hit by throwing'. "Remarkably, this seemingly old verb has no certain cognates" (RB). Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "βάλλω" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2015. Brill Online. March 3, 2015. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=4079 >
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
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