This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵéwseti, from *ǵews- (to taste, try). Cognate with Ancient Greek γεύω (geúō), Sanskrit जोषति (jóṣati).

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  1. to test, to try
  2. to choose

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References edit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*keusan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 286
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003) “*keusanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology[1], Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 213