Om The mystic syllable, the most sacred mantra used in Buddhism and Hinduism.

Indic Trinity (Vishnu, Brahma, and Siva) Max Muller notes that the Brahmans in India had raised language to the level of a deity and had a study of word roots by 500 BC (Lectures on Language, 85-86).

breathing Latin "anima" for "breath" and later identified as the life element as distinguished from the body.

mama Cf. Pokorny, 36 for the root am(m)a- ami- "mother" and therefore by extension "love." Cf. Latin "amare" "to love."

mammalia Latin "mammals" from Latin "mamma" meaning "breast."

son Russian "sleep/dream." Cf. Latin "somnus" "sleep."

Russian sam is "oneself, myself." In some Slavic languages, such as Croatian, it means "I am." The root is traced back to Indo-European *sem meaning "one..." Preobrazhensky (248-249). Cf. Pokorny (I, 902-903).

sum Latin "I am."

Soma Greek "souma" means "body." This "body" is distinct from one's "soul."

sem The root in "semen" is also found in the Russian [semya] for "seed."

I am. Russian [esm'] from root es- "to be," English "is"

eimi Greek "I am."

"mya" is -- namelessness The Russian word for "name" is [imya].

amo Latin "I love."

amor Latin "sexual love, passion."

amare Latin "to love"

ami or ammi is Latin "plant." Bely may have intended something else, perhaps the French ami.

Imya Russian "name."

Ich German "I."

I Ch. = Jesus Christ. The initials do correspond to the German spelling.

to have Russian [imet'] "I have" Russian [ imeyu] Probably related to the concept of "taking;" i.e. what I have taken, I now possess. Cf. Preobrazhensky (269-270).

imam a leader of Muslims

amare Latin "to love." It also means "bitter."

mare Latin "sea."

amor Latin "love."

maia Maia in Greek mythology is the daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes, a goddess "of nature" as opposed to Zeus "the spirit." The English month "May" comes from this word. Bely uses Maia in his Ofeira. " Cf. Bely's Zhezl Aarona, 166.

mor'e Russian "sea " and Latin "mare" "sea" are likely related. There is also the German word "Meer" for "sea." Cf. Pokorny (I, 732-733) on "mori."

jom Hebrew "day" ? Cf. Steiner, Biblische Schöpfung

dom Russian "home, house."

Dom German "cathedral"

charam What follows is Bely's word play, linking Christ and karma and the Russian word for "cathedral" [khram]

khram Russian "cathedral." The Old Church Slavonic form is khorom.

charm (I am assuming a typographical error. I can find no sense in the form "charni." To allure, or attract, charm is related to "carmen" in Latin a solemn or ritual utterance usually chanted or sung and in metrical form.There is the Indo-European root *kan, "to sing" (Pokorny, I, 525)

karma The total effect of one's actions. Related to Sanskrit word for "deed."

murk This is my attempt to keep the sounds connected to the sense. Much like Bely in what follows I have permitted myself considerable poetic license in trying to capture the spirit of the passage in the translation. For the root mer-, mor- meaning "black, dark colors" and mer-, mere "to die" and mr-to-m "death" see Pokorny (I, 733-735).

mors, mortis Latin for "death."

moor Russian [more] actually "sea."

mistral Russian [smerch] actually "whirlwind" or 'tornado."

mirage Russian [marevo] might also mean "marshy."

moira Greek and Russian "destiny, fate." Also the Moiras, the Greek goddesses of fate.

mustiness Russian [smrad]

murkiness Russian [morok]