From Proto-Germanic *agjō, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (“sharp, pointed”). Germanic cognates: Old Frisian egg, Old Saxon eggia (Dutch egge), Old High German egga (German Ecke), Old Norse egg (Icelandic egg, Swedish egg). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin aciēs (“edge, sharpness”), Ancient Greek ἀκίς (akís, “point”).
- edge (of a cutting tool or weapon)
- English: edge