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Under the Latin section, the etyl template is used to mark this as derived from Sanskrit. Given that it's attested in Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia, this seems suspect to me. Lewis & Short (Perseus, online) gives "f. Sanscr. vaja, twig; Gr. ἴτυς, rim", but I interpret that to mean that it's from a PIE root, with those being cognates. Other etymological sources online suggest it's related to English "withy"/German "Weide" and various Baltic and Slavic forms, as well as Latin "vitis", all from a PIE root having something to do with flexible or twistable. Chuck Entz 10:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Indeed, I corrected the etymology. --Vahag 11:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
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