kous- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root kous-: acoustic, hear, hearken.


To hear.

Oldest form *h2kous-.
a. hear from Old English hīeran, to hear;
b. hearken from Old English he(o)rcnian, to harken. Both a and b from Germanic *hauzjan.
2. Suffixed form *əkous-yo-. acoustic from Greek akouein, to hear.

[Pokorny 1. keu- 587.]

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