os etymology

English word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃est-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃éh₁os (Mouth.)

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Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₃est- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₃éh₁os Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Mouth.
*ōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
or- Latin (lat)
os English (eng) (rare, medicine) Bone.

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *h₃est-
abomination adorable adore omen ominous oral
Descendants of *h₃éh₁os
adorbs adoringly intercalcar ossicles oar or oracle oral lore oration oratory ore orebody orifice oscillate oscillation oscillator osprey ossature prose