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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *gʷAs-, *kʷAs-
Meaning: to kiss
Hittite: kuwas- (I) 'küssen' (Tischler 695 f)
Tokharian: B skāw- 'kiss' (Adams 706)
Old Indian: ? cūṣati 'to suck'
Old Greek: kü̆néō, aor. kǘ(s)sa, ékü(s)sa 'to kiss'
Germanic: *kuss-ja- vb., *kuss-a- m., n.
Latin: bāsium, -ī 'Kuss'
Celtic: OCorn cussin, MCymr cussan 'Kuss' ( < Germ ?)
Russ. meaning: целовать
References: WP I 465
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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *kuss-ja- vb., *kuss-a- m., n.
Meaning: kiss
IE etymology: IE etymology
Old Norse: { küssa; koss }
Swedish: küssa; küss
Old English: cyssan; coss
English: kiss; kiss sbs.
Old Saxon: kussian; koss, kuss
Middle Dutch: cussen; cus, cusse
Dutch: kussen; kus
Middle Low German: küssen; kus
Old High German: kussen (9.Jh.); kus (9.Jh.)
Middle High German: küssen wk. 'küssen'; kus, kos (-ss-) st. m., n. 'kuss'
German: küssen; Kuss m.
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 1056
Root: ku-, kus-
English meaning: to kiss
German meaning: in Worten für `Kuß'
General comments: (vgl. bu- S. 103)
Material: Gr. κυνέω, ἔκυσσα `küssen' (ne-Infixpräsens *κυ-νε-σ-[μι]). Mit Hemmung der Lautverschiebung im Schallworte aisl. koss, ags. coss, ahd. kus `Kuß', aisl. kyssa, ags. cyssan, ahd. kussen `küssen'; got. kukjan, ofries. kükken scheint daraus in der Kindersprache umgebildet zu sein;

    hitt. 3. Pl. kuwassanzi `sie küssen'.

    Ähnlich ai. cū́ṣati `saugt', cuścuṣā `Schmatzen beim Essen'.

References: WP. I 465, Kuiper Nasalpräs. 151.
Pages: 626
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