au- / Indo-European roots


To perceive.

Compound forms *au-dh-, *awis-dh-, "to place perception" (*dh-, to place; see dhē-)
1. Suffixed form *awisdh-yo- or *audh-yo-. audible, audience, audile, audio-, audit, audition, auditor, auditorium, auditory, oyez; obey, subaudition from Latin audīre, to hear.
2. aesthetic; anesthesia from Greek aisthanesthai, to feel.

[Pokorny 8. au̯- 78.]

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