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own English gloss; our Semantic Field
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Pokorny Etymon: sp(h)eng- 'to shine, glitter'
Semantic Field: to Shine, Glisten
|Old English:||spincan||vb||to spunk, spark, sparkle||IEW|
Key to Part-of-Speech/Grammatical feature abbreviations:
Key to information Source codes (always with 'LRC' as editor):
|IEW||=||Julius Pokorny: Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (1959)|
|LRC||=||Linguistics Research Center, University of Texas, Austin|
|W7||=||Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary (1963)|