English meaning: to destroy
    Deutsche Übersetzung: “vernichten”
    Material: Gk. ὄλλῡμι (*ὀλ-νυ:-μι), Fut. ὀλέσω ‘spoil”, ὀλετής “Vernichter”, ὀλέκω “destroy”, ὀλοός (*ὀλοFός) “verhängnisvoll”; Lat. ab-oleō “destroy”; perhaps with sek. h- Umbr. hondu, holtu “prosternito”; Hitt. hullüi-, hulliya- “fight, struggle”, etc.
    References: WH. I 4 f. (the die Zusammenstellung bestreitet), Couvreur H̯ 143.

Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary. 2015.

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