aswinan

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Old Prussian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*h₁éḱwos

From *aswinan (mare's) +‎ dadan (milk), from *asva, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *éśwāˀ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse). Compare ructandadan (sour milk).

Cognate with Lithuanian ašvà (mare), Sanskrit अश्व (áśva), Latin equus and Ancient Greek ἵππος (híppos).

Noun[edit]

aswinan n

  1. mare's milk
  2. kumis

Further reading[edit]

  • Vladimir Toporov (1975), “awinan”, in Vyacheslav Ivanov, editor, Прусский язык [Old Prussian language] (in Russian), volume 1, Nauka, page 135