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hender (Verb) "to split"
13th cent. From Latin findere 'id.' From Proto-Italic *find-e 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *bhi̯-n-d- "to cleave."
Portuguese fender, Catalan fendre, French fendre, Italian fendere
Hernican hvidas "to break"
Celtiberian biđetuđ
Gothic beitan, Old Norse bíta, Old High German bīzan, Old Saxon bītan, Old English bītan (English to bite)
Ancient Greek φείδομαι (pheídomai)
Sanskrit bhinátti "to split"
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