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Afroasiatic etymology :

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Proto-Afro-Asiatic: *ʕayVn-
Meaning: eye
Borean etymology: Borean etymology
Semitic: *ʕayn- 'eye'
Egyptian: ʕn, ʕyn 'eye' (a)
Western Chadic: *ʔayVn- 'to see'
East Chadic: cf. Jegu ʔinn- 'to know'
Saho-Afar: *Hin-t- 'eyes' (pl.) (?)
Omotic: *Han- 'eye'
Notes: Denominative verbs in Brb *HVnVy 'see' (Ghat Ahg ǝni, Ayr ǝnǝy, Adghaq ǝnhi, Izd inni); WCh *ʕVyan- 'see' (Bol ʔinn, Paa ḥan, Klr riyan, DB yen) and CCh *ʔan- 'see, find' (Gaa ànnì, Grk anana) and Dah ʕeen-aad_ 'see from afar'? Cf. EDE I 125-6, where this root is confused with Afras. *ʔi(n)ṭ- 'eye' (395).

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