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Proto-Germanic: *áxanō/*agánō; *áxl=/*agl=; *axsa-n, *áxuz; *áxiz; *úxa-n; *agṓ (?)
Meaning: chaff, ear (of cereals)
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: ahana f. (ō) `chaff'; ahs n. (a) `ear (of grain)'
Old Norse: ɔgn f. `Spreu'; ax n. `Ähre'
Swedish: ax `Ähre'
Danish: aks `Ähre'
Old English: egenu, -e f. `a husk, chaff'; egl, -e f. `a mote, festūca', egle, -an f. `an ail, awn, beard of barley; ear, -es n. `an ear of corn', north. ähher (eher) `id.'
English: pl. ails `Bärte der Kornähre'; ear `Ähre'
Old Frisian: ār `Ähre'
Old Saxon: ehir n.; ahar `Ähre'
Middle Dutch: aer n., f.; age `Spreu'
Dutch: aar f.; fläm. echel `angel aan het kaf van enige grasgewassen'
Middle Low German: agen `Spreu'; ār `Ähr'
Old High German: agana, ahana `Spreu'; achil `Spreu'; ehir (9.Jh.), ahir (8.Jh.) `Ähre'; oh n. `Ähre'
Middle High German: agene st. f., agen st. m. 'spreu', āne st. f. 'dass.'; ɛher, äher st. n. 'ähre'
German: { Agen, Ahne; Achel } Ähre f.
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *ak-
Meaning: ear (of cereals); awn, chaff
Tokharian: B āk 'ear of grain?' (Adams 35-36)
Old Greek: akostǟ́ `Gerste'
Baltic: *ak-ō̂t-a- c., *ak-[ō]n-a- m.
Germanic: *áx-an-ō/*ag-an-ō f.; *áx-l=/*ag-l=; *ax-s-a- n., *áx-uz; *áx-iz n.; *úx-a- n.; *ag-ṓ f. (?)
Latin: agna f. `Ähre'; acus, -eris n. `Granne, Spreu'
Russ. meaning: колос; ости колоса, мякина
References: WP I 26 f
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Baltic etymology :

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Proto-Baltic: *ak-ō̂t-a- c., *ak-[ō]n-a- m.
Meaning: awn, chaff
Indo-European etymology: Indo-European etymology
Lithuanian: akúota-s `Granne, Hachel'
Old Prussian: ackons `Grannen, Hachel' V.277
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