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pulsar (Verb) "to push (a button);" "to throb"
16th cent. From Latin pulsare "to push," "to urge," a frequentive from pellere "to push," "to strike." From Proto-Italic *pelna-C- "to approach." From Proto-Indo-European *pl̥-n-h2- 'id.'
Portuguese puxar, French pousser, Italian pulsare, Romanian pusa
Umbrian ampentu "he brought near"
Old Irish adella "to visit," Middle Welsh el "goes," Middle Breton yal 'id.,' Cornish gallas "went"
Ancient Greek πίλναμαι (pílnamai) "to approach"
Armenian elanem "exit"
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