os etymology

Dutch word os comes from Proto-Indo-European *uksḗn (Bull.), Icelandic jötun-

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Detailed word origin of os

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*uksḗn Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Bull.
jötun- Icelandic (isl)
*uhsô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Ox.
*ohso Old Dutch (odt)
os Dutch (nld) Ox (a castrated bull).

Words with the same origin as os

Descendants of *uksḗn
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