ors- / Indo-European roots

ors-

Buttocks, backside.

1. Suffixed form *ors-o-.
a. arse, ass2 from Old English ærs, ears, backside;
b. dodo from Middle Dutch ærs, backside, tail. Both a and b from Germanic *arsaz.
2. Suffixed form *ors-ā-.
a. uro-2, -urous; anthurium, anuran, coenurus, cynosure, dasyurid, eremurus, ophiuroid, oxyuriasis, sciurid, squirrel, trichuriasis from Greek ourā, tail;
b. silurid from Greek silouros, sheatfish, probably from ourā, tail (with an obscure first element).

[Pokorny ers- 340.]



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