os etymology

Old English word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ens-, and later Proto-Germanic *ansuz ((Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune (ᚨ). Deity, god. Mouth.)

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Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ens- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to engender, beget
*h₂énsus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ansuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune (ᚨ). Deity, god. Mouth.
os Old English (ang) God. The runic character ᚩ (/o/ or /oː/).

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *h₂ens-
Oslaf Oswald