si Russian [siyat'] means to shine
sowings of things that shine Russian [sevy siyanij].
sowing Russian [sev]. Cf. Preobrazhensky "seg-/se-."
Zeus. In Greek mythology, Zeus (corresponds to the Roman god Jupiter) was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods.
Eisis/Isis. In Russian [Izida] Cf. Benseler. Under "Isis" (572) there is an explicit connection between the goddess and a plant. Isis is the Egyptian deity of the earth and moon, the mother goddess of female fertility and nature. As noted Bely when making reference to Benseler Wörterbuch der Griechischen Eigennamen, in fact cites Dr. W. Pape, Woerterbuch der griechischen Eigennamen, Dritter-Vierter Band of Handwoerterbuch der Griechischen Sprache, in vier Baenden, Dritte Auflage, neu bearbeitet von Dr. Gustav Eduard Benseler (Braunschweig, 1884).
ser, zer is a seed Russian [zerno]. Cf. the roots *gher, *ghre (Pokorny, I, 439-440, 454).
Pro-zer-pina = Proserpina Roman goddess of the underworld, who had originally presided over germination process. (Persephone-the goddess of agriculture is daughter of Zeus and Styx and wife of Hades).
Ceres The Roman goddess of agriculture especially of grains, daughter of Saturn. Note the English word "cereal."
"szerti" &emdash; to nourish??
Zare According to Pape/Benseler (III, 438) this word was used for "an Ethiopian" or "a Hebrew".
[rastitel'nost'] Russian for "vegetation" from the root [rasti] "to grow."
streams Russian [strui]
passions Russian [strasti]
Strahlen German "rays"
Strecken German "stretches"
straight arrowed stamen The Russian word [strela] can mean "arrow" and the "shaft of a plant" ster-, stre- Pokorny (I, 1028). This root related to Streifen, Strich, Strähne, Strahl, and also the word Pfeil. In English we have the word "straight" and an older word for arrow was "stæt." Think of the English words, strive, struggle, strident, strife, stream.