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Germanic etymology :

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Proto-Germanic: *axjan- vb.; *agná-n
Meaning: bait
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Old Norse: ǟja wk. `weiden lassen; ausruhen', agn n. `Lockspeise, Köder'
Norwegian: agn `Köder'
Swedish: agn `Köder'
Danish: agn `Köder'
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Indo-European etymology :

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Proto-IE: *ak'-
Meaning: to gorge, to gnaw
Old Indian: aśnā́ti (inf. aśitum, part. aśitá-) `to eat, consume', áśana- n. `eating'
Old Greek: ákolo-s m. `Bissen, Brocken'
Germanic: *ax-ja- vb.; *ag-n-á- n.
Russ. meaning: жрать
References: WP I 112 f
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Pokorny's dictionary :

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Number: 47
Root: ak̂-1, ak̂ō-
English meaning: to eat
German meaning: `essen'
Material: Ai. aśnāti (infigiert, Inf. aśi-tum usw.) `ißt, verzehrt', áśanam n. `das Essen; Speise', áśna-ḥ `gefräßig', dehnstufig āśayati `läßt speisen', prātar-āśa-ḥ `Frühstück'; av. kahrk-āsa `Hähnefresser = Geier' usw.;

    gr. ἄκυλος f. `Eichel' (als `Nahrung', vgl. formal ai. aśú-ṣa-ḥ `gefräßig'), ἄκολος `Bissen';

    an. agn n. `Lockspeise für Fische' (*ak̂ǝ-nó-), ǣja `weiden lassen' (*ahjan).

References: WP. I 112 f., WH. I 210 f.
Pages: 18
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