os etymology

English word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ens-, Proto-Indo-European *h₃émsos, Proto-Indo-European *h₃émōs (Shoulder.), Proto-Indo-European *h₂émsus, Proto-Germanic *ansaz

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Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ens- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to engender, beget
*h₃émsos Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) shoulder
*h₃émōs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Shoulder.
*h₂émsus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ansaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂énsus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*amsaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Shoulder.
*ansuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the A-rune (ᚨ). Deity, god. Mouth.
æsir Old Norse (non)
ás Icelandic (isl) Axis. Beam, rafter, pole Ace (playing card). Pip (one of the spots on a die). The side of a die that has only one pip One of the Æsir, the principal Norse gods A long low hill, a (low) ridge.
as Old Swedish (gmq-osw)
ås Swedish (swe) An esker, a ridge. Indefinite genitive singular of å.
os English (eng) An osar or esker.

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *h₂ens-
Anselm Anselmic Asgardian Osborn osar
Descendants of *h₃émsos
Descendants of *h₂émsus
Ocker Oscar Oswald ocker