ansu- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root ansu-: Aesir, Ahura Mazda, Asgard, Ohrmazd.


Spirit, demon.

Oldest form *h2e/onsu-, colored to *h2a/onsu-.
1. Aesir; Asgard from Old Norse āss, god, from Germanic *ansu-.
2. Suffixed zero-grade form *n̥su-ro-. Ahura Mazda, Ormazd from Avestan ahura-, spirit, lord.

[Pokorny ansu- 48.]

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