smerd-, smord-

    smerd-, smord-
    English meaning: to stink
    Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘stinken”
    Material: Gk. σμόρδωνες pl. ‘stänker” Hes.; σμορδοῦν συνουσιάζειν; Lith. smìrdžiu, smirde ́ti ‘stink”, Ltv. smir̂dêt ds., Lith. smirdėle ̃ “dwarf elder”, smardìnti ‘stinkend make”, Ltv. smerdelis ‘stänker”, smards “ fetidness “, Lith. smár[d]vé, O.Lith. smarstas “ fetidness “ (also smarstė, smarstvas, smársas ‘schlechteres fat”, actually “ bad-smelling fat”), O.Pruss. smorde “ alder buckthorn, alder dogwood “; O.C.S. smrъděti, Russ. smerdétь ‘stink”, Russ. smórod “ fetidness “, smoródina “ black currant “, Pol. smród, Cz. smrad “ fetidness “; in addition probably Lat. merda “ordure, ordure of Leibes”. maybe Alb. *merda, mut ‘shit”. smerd- ‘stink” is eine probably already IE verselbständigte Anwendung from (s)merd- in Ger. schmerzen, Lat. mordēre, s. mer-, merd- “aufreiben” (above S. 736 f), originally also “beißender smell, odor”. Alb. mortje “death”, marr “take away (taboo for die)” It seems that from this taboo was born Root mǝ-r, gen. mǝ-n-és, mn̥tós : (hand) from Root smerd-, smord- : (to stink, *die, take away).
    References: WP. II 691, WH. II 74 f., Trautmann 271, Vasmer 2, 676, Specht KZ 62, 215.

Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary. 2015.

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