os etymology

Afrikaans word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *uksḗn (Bull.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the Afrikaans word os.

Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*uksḗn Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Bull.
*uhsô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ox.
ohsso Old Dutch (odt)
osse Middle Dutch (dum)
os Dutch (nld) Ox (a castrated bull).
os Afrikaans (afr)