Dictionary Indo-European Root *dhem(ə)

*dhem(ə)

Meanings

1.
blow, smoke, mist, dark
(The core theme is about smoke or vapor and how it hinders sight. A notable English relative is most probably "damp".)
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Root: *dhem(ə)

The core idea of this root was:

blowing, wafting, smoke

The only English relative that I could find mention of is damp.
The idea of the German dunkel (dark) came from smoke clouding the view.

 

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