Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-West Germanic *ehw, from Proto-Germanic *ehwaz (horse), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Cognate with Old Saxon ehuskalk (horse-rider), Old High German eha- (in personal names), Old Norse jór, Gothic *𐌰𐌹𐍈𐍃 (*aiƕs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin equus, Avestan 𐬀𐬯𐬞𐬀(aspa), Persian اسب‎, Sanskrit अश्व (áśva), Old Armenian էշ (ēš, donkey), Tocharian A yuk, Tocharian B yakwe, Proto-Balto-Slavic *áśwāˀ (Lithuanian ašvà), Old Irish ech (Irish each).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

eoh m or n

  1. (poetic) horse, steed
DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A variant of īw, from Proto-West Germanic *īh.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ēoh m (Late West Saxon)

  1. (poetic) yew tree
  2. the runic character (/eo/ or /eːo/)
DeclensionEdit