os etymology

Serbo-Croatian word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *aḱs-

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Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*aḱs- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
as Latin (lat) An as; a Roman coin originally made of bronze and weighing a pound, but later made of copper and weighing half an ounce.
*h₂eḱs- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂eḱs-is Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*aśis Proto-Balto-Slavic (ine-bsl-pro)
*osь Proto-Slavic (sla-pro)
os Serbo-Croatian (hbs) (Croatian) axis.

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *aḱs-
as osa ас ос оса