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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *kAs-
Meaning: plait, woman's hair
Slavic: *kosā́ (волосы); *kosmъ
Baltic: *kas-ā̂ f.
Germanic: *xazd-a- m., *xizd-ōn- f.
Celtic: Ir cass 'gelocktes Haar'
Russ. meaning: коса, женские волосы
References: WP I 449 f
Comments: Not quite clear is the relationship to *kes- 'to comb, scratch'.

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