ous-


ous-
Also aus-. Ear. Oldest form *ə₂ous-, with e-grade *ə₂eus- colored to *ə₂aus-.
1. Suffixed form *ous-en-. ear1, from Old English ēare, ear, from Germanic *auzōn-.
2. Suffixed form *aus-i-. aural1, auricle; auriform, ormer, from Latin auris, ear.
3. auscultation, scout1, from Latin auscultāre, to listen to (< *aus-klit-ā-; *aus- + *kli-to-, inclined; see klei-).
4. Suffixed basic form *ous-os-. otic, oto-; myosotis, parotid gland, from Greek ous (stem ōt-), ear.
5. Basic form *ous- in Greek compound *lag-ous- (see slēg-).
 
[Pokorny 2. ōus- 785.]

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