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Proto-IE: *saus-, *saus-k-
Nostratic etymology: Nostratic etymology
Meaning: dry; to dry (tr., intr.)
Old Indian: śúṣyati `to dry, become dry, fade', śoṣa- m. `drying up, desiccation', śúṣka- `dried, dry'; sūkṣma- `minute, small, fine, thin'
Avestan: haoš- 'exarescere'; huška- 'trocken'
Other Iranian: OPers uška- 'trocken'
Old Greek: âu̯o-, att. hâu̯o- `dürr, trocken'; áu̯ō = ksēráinō Hdn., apháu̯ei̯ (Ar. Eq. 394); au̯khmó-s m. `Trockenheit, Dürre, Schmutz', au̯khmǟ́ f. `id.'
Slavic: *sū̀xъ, *sъxnǭtī, *sūšī́tī
Baltic: *saũs-a- adj., *saũs-ē̂-, *saũs- vb. intr., *sus-a- adj., *sus- vb. intr.
Germanic: *sauz-á-, *sauz-í- adj.
Russ. meaning: сухой; сушить/сохнуть
References: WP II 447 f; Fraenkel 946
Comments: ? Lith sùski-s 'Aussatz, Krätze; heruntergekommener, verkommener Mensch', Lett sušk̨is 'jmd., der sich unreinlich hält' [together with śúṣka- can be regarded as a reduplication of *seuk- `squeeze the juice' - but it is extremely dubious!]
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