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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *aw- <PIH *HauHo-s>
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: grandfather; oncle (mother's brother)
Hittite: huhha- c. (Tischler 260ff)
Tokharian: B āwe 'grandfather' (Adams 56)
Armenian: hav, gen. havu `Grossvater'
Old Greek: ? ái̯ă f. `Erde' (? < `Mutter'), Cyren. áia = hüpò Kürēnaíōn tēthìs kài maîa' EM 27:24
Slavic: *ūjь `Oheim'
Baltic: *aw-a- m., *aw-ā̂ f., *aw-ī̂n-a-
Germanic: *aw-ōn- f.; *aw-an- m.; *aw-un xaim-a-z
Latin: avus, -ī m. `Grossvater, Ahn'
Celtic: OIr haue, aue `nepos', MIr ōa, ua `nepos'; Cymr ewythr `Oheim', OCorn euitor `Oheim', Bret eontr `Oheim'
Russ. meaning: дед, дядя (брат матери)
References: WP I 20 f
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Vasmer's dictionary :

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Word: уй,
Near etymology: род. п. у́я "дядя по матери", также вуй -- то же (Даль), укр. вуй, др.-русск. оуи -- то же, сербск.-цслав. уика θεῖος, болг. у́йко, ву́йко, сербохорв. у̏jац, у̏jак, словен. ȗjǝc, род. п. ȗjса, чеш. ujес, слвц. ujес, польск. wuj, н.-луж. hujk "дядюшка, кузен".
Further etymology: Праслав. *ujь из *au̯i̯os, с суф. сравн. степ. -i̯о- (Мейе, Ét. 393), родственно др.-прусск. awis "дядя", лит. avýnas "дядя", лат. avus "дед", гот. аwō "бабка", д.-в.-н.- ô-heim, др.-ирл. аuе "nероs" (*аu̯i̯о-); см. Педерсен, Kelt. Gr. I, 55; Траутман, ВSW 21; Арr. Sprd. 309; Зубатый, LF 17, 393; Мейе, там же; МSL 9, 141 и сл.; Мейе--Эрну 110; М.--Э. 4, 178; Хюбшман 465.
Trubachev's comments: [См. еще подробно, с дополнительной литер., Трубачев, Терм. родства, стр. 81 -- 84. -- Т.]
Pages: 4,155
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *awōn; *awēn; *awun-xaim=
Meaning: grandmother, -father, oncle
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: *awō f. (n) `grandmother'
Old Norse: āi m. `Urgrossvater' (eig. `Stammvater'); afi m. `Grossvater'
Old English: ēam, -es m. `uncle chiefly on the mother's side'
English: eam
Old Frisian: ēm
Old Saxon: ēam
Middle Dutch: oom `oom; grootvader, zwager'
Dutch: oom m.
Middle Low German: ōm `Mutterbruder, Onkel, Schwestersohn, Neffe; Grossvater, Schwager',
Old High German: ōheim (9. Jh.)
Middle High German: ōheim, ȫheim st. m., -e wk. m. `Mutterbruder, Oheim; Schwestersohn, Neffe, Verwandter'
German: Oheim, Ohm
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 147
Root: au̯o-s
English meaning: grandfather
German meaning: `Großvater mütterlicherseits'
Material: Arm. hav, Gen. havu `Großvater', lat. avus `Großvater, Ahn'; fem. lat. avia `Großmutter' (s. zuletzt Leumann-Stolz5 204), zweifelhaft gr. αἶα als `Urmutter Erde' (vgl. Brugmann IF. 29, 206 ff., Schwyzer Gr. Gr. I 473; anders Jacobsohn Phil. 67, 484 f., Kretschmer Glotta 5. 307); avītus `großväterlich, angestammt' ist wohl nach marītus gebildet, alter i-St. in lit. avýnas `Bruder der Mutter'; i̯o-Ableitung apr. awis `Oheim', aksl. *ujь ds. (ujka `Tante'), air. (h)áue `nepos', mir. (a), úa ds.; en-St.: got. awō `Großmutter', anord. afi `Großvater', āi `Urgroßvater', ags. ēam, afries. ēm, ahd. ōheim, nhd. Oheim, Ohm (nach Osthoff PBrB. 13, 447 *awun-haimaz `der im Heimdes Großvaters Lebende'), nach R. Much Germ. 205 aus *auhaim < idg. *au̯os k̂oimos `lieber Großvater', vgl. cymr. tad cu [*tatos koimos] `Großvater'), lat. avunculus `Bruder der Mutter' (wohl kosendes Deminutiv eines *avō, -ōnis); cymr. ewythr, acorn. euitor, bret. eontr `Oheim' (*au̯en-tro-).

    Daß unser Stamm ursprünglich die Großeltern mütterlicherseits bezeichnete, wird durch die Worte für `Oheim oder Tante mütterlicherseits' wahrscheinlich, s. Hermann GGN. 1918, 214 f.

    Da arm. hav auch auf *pap- zurückgehen könnte, wäre au̯os nur nord-westidg. Ob hierher hett. ḫu-uḫ-ḫa-aš (ḫuḫḫaš) `Großvater'? Lyk. *χuga `mütterl. Großvater' scheint eher für kleinasiatischen Ursprung zu sprechen.

References: WP. I 20 f., WH. 88 f., 851, Pedersen Lyk. u. Hitt. 25 f., Risch Mus. Helv. 1, 118 ff.
Pages: 89
PIE database: PIE database
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Nostratic etymology :

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Eurasiatic: *HVwHV
Meaning: relation
Indo-European: *au̯-
Altaic: *ùjò
Uralic: *äje ?
Dravidian: *av-ai (?)
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Altaic etymology :

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Proto-Altaic: *ùjò
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: relation
Russian meaning: родственник
Turkic: *uja
Tungus-Manchu: *oji-
Japanese: *ǝ̀jà
Comments: The root probably denoted 'relative, kin' in a broad sense.
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Turkic etymology :

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Proto-Turkic: *uja
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: relation, blood relation
Russian meaning: родственник, кровный родственник
Old Turkic: uja (Orkh.)
Karakhanid: uja 'brother, kinsman'
Tatar: oja 'family, kin'
Middle Turkic: uja 'younger sister' (Sangl.), 'brother' (`Ali), 'blood relation' (Qutb)
Turkmen: uja 'sister'
Yakut: uja 'generation'
Kirghiz: ujalaš 'by one venter'
Karakalpak: ujalas 'by one venter'
Comments: VEWT 511, EDT 267.
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Tungus etymology :

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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *oji-
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: relation, spouse
Russian meaning: родственник, супруг
Negidal: ojịn
Orok: ojịsal bi
Solon: ujȫ- 'to marry'
Comments: ТМС 2, 252.
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Japanese etymology :

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Proto-Japanese: *ǝ̀jà
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: parent(s)
Russian meaning: родитель, родители
Old Japanese: oja
Middle Japanese: oja
Tokyo: oyá
Kyoto: óyà
Kagoshima: oyá
Comments: JLTT 514.
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Uralic etymology :

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Number: 1208
Proto: *äje
> Nostratic: > Nostratic
English meaning: big; father
German meaning: gross; Vater
Finnish: äijä 'man, guy', dial. äijä(n) 'many', äiji 'Grossvater'
Estonian: äi, gen.äia, äie 'Grossvater, Schwiegervater'
Saam (Lapp): ag'gja (N) 'grandfather, old man, fellow', ājja (Kld.), adjā (L)
Udmurt (Votyak): aj, ajị̑ (S, K, G) 'father', ajǝ̑ 'Männchen'
Komi (Zyrian): aj 'father, grandfather' (Peč., P, PO), ajka (S, P, PO) 'Vater des Mannes, Gatte'
Sammalahti's version: *äjjä
K. Redei's notes: Komi > Mansi ɔ̄jka 'Ehemann', Komi or Mansi > Khanty ɔjka 'alt Mann, Greis'
Addenda: Kar. äijä 'many', Olon. äijä,äijü
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Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-Dravidian : *ávai
Meaning : elder female relation (grandmother; elder brother's wife)
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Proto-South Dravidian: *avai
Proto-Telugu : *avva
Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *ave
Proto-Gondi-Kui : *ave
Notes : The stem is occasionally used with pronominal prefixes (Tamil, Gondi), but their usage is too localised to suggest that the situation was the same in PDR. The original meaning of the root is hard to establish; it could hardly have been simply 'mother' (as there already are two basic terms for 'mother' in PDR - the honorific *áma- and the neutral *aj-). More often than not, the semantics of the stem is closely linked to the idea of old age or being elder (cf. 'old woman'; 'grandmother'; 'matron'; 'elder brother's wife'). The relations of this root with PDR *átai are also unclear. I would venture to guess that the original differentiation is seen in Kolami-Gadba, where *átai = 'father's sister', whereas *ávai = 'father's mother', but this is very flimsy evidence. // Present in 4/6 branches.
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South Dravidian etymology :

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Proto-South Dravidian : *avai
Meaning : mother
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : avvai
Tamil meaning : mother, old woman, woman ascetic
Tamil derivates : tavvai mother, elder sister, goddess of misfortune as the older sister of Lakṣmī; evvai our younger sister
Kannada : avve, avva
Kannada meaning : mother (used as a title of respect and love), grandmother, any elderly woman
Kannada derivates : abbe mother
Kodagu : avvë
Kodagu meaning : mother, mother's sister or female parallel cousin
Tulu : abbè
Tulu meaning : an elderly woman, matron
Proto-Nilgiri : *avä
Number in DED : 0273
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Nilgiri etymology :

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Proto-Nilgiri : *avä
Meaning : mother, mother's sister or female parallel cousin
South Dravidian etymology: South Dravidian etymology
Kota : av
Toda : af, afuf
Number in DED : 273
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Telugu etymology :

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Proto-Telugu : *avva
Meaning : mother, grandmother, an old woman
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Telugu : avva
Number in DED : 273
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Kolami-Gadba etymology :

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Proto-Kolami-Gadba : *ave
Meaning : old woman; grandmother
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Parji : avva "father's mother"
Kondekor Gadba : avve "old woman"
Number in DED : 273
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Gondwan etymology :

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Proto-Gondi-Kui : *ave
Meaning : mother; elder brother's wife
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Proto-Gondi : *ava-l, *av-har-i
Konda : ave (pl. avek)
Proto-Pengo-Manda : *ava
Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *ava
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Gondi etymology :

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Proto-Gondi : *ava-l, *av-har-i
Meaning : mother
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Betul Gondi : awwal (pl. awwāhk) "mother, dam of man or beast"
Mandla Gondi (Williamson) : awharí
Mandla Gondi (Phailbus) : avval
Gommu Gondi : avahari
Maria Gondi : avva
Seoni Gondi : aval (pl. avahku)
Koya Gondi : yavva "(Su.) mother"
Maria Gondi (Lind) : avā
Additional forms : Also Gondi_Ma avval (pl. avvasku) mother; Gondi_L avāl mother; Gondi_Tr maiwal my mother (lit. our mother); mīwal thy mother (lit. your mother); awhāṛī mother, dam of man or beast; Gondi_Ph avhā̆rī id. (for -hari see 2357)
Number in DED : 273
Number in CVOTGD : 102
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Konda etymology :

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Konda : ave (pl. avek)
Meaning: mother
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Number in DED : 273
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Pengo-Manda etymology :

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Proto-Pengo-Manda : *ava
Meaning : elder brother's wife
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Manda : ava
Number in DED : 273
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Kui-Kuwi etymology :

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Proto-Kui-Kuwi : *ava
Meaning : female relation
Gondwan etymology: Gondwan etymology
Khuttia Kui : ava "elder brother's wife"
Kuwi (Fitzgerald) : awa "sister-in-law"
Dongriya Kuwi : ava "elder brother's wife"
Notes : In Kuwi_F -v- would be expected, since -w- usually goes back to epenthetic *-w-; probably a misspelling or positional variant.
Number in DED : 273
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