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own English gloss; our Semantic Field
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Pokorny Etymon: pid- 'to bear, give birth?'
Semantic Field: to Bear (of Mother)
|Old Irish:||*idan||n||pain, labor||IEW|
|Middle Irish:||idu||n||pain, labor||IEW|
|Old English:||fit(t)||n.neut||fit, strife, fight, contest||IEW/ASD|
|English:||fit||n||paroxysm, convulsive pain/disease onset||IEW/W7|
|Gothic:||fitan||vb||to bear, give birth||IEW|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|ASD||=||Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller: An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1898)|
|IEW||=||Julius Pokorny: Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1959)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|