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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hross, from Proto-Germanic *hrussą.

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hross n (genitive singular hross, nominative plural hross)

  1. a horse

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *hrussą (perhaps from a form *hrussa- ‘runner, racer’), from Proto-Indo-European *kers- (run). Cognate with Old Saxon hros (Dutch ros), Old High German hros, ros (German Ross), Old English hors (English horse); and, outside the Germanic languages, with Latin currō (run, race).

NounEdit

hross n (genitive hross, plural hross)

  1. horse

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  • hross in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press