KK, Gr. αἴξ 'goat' & Arm. ayc 'goat'. These appear to be cognates, but their further etymology remains unclear. "If the connection is correct, the word could be PIE. However, Skt. ajá- 'goat' looks similar, but is formally deviant. This could suggest that Avestan, Greek and Armenian borrowed the word from a common source, perhaps Anatolian." (RB) Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "αἴξ" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. March 4, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=3208 >, Baltic words meaning 'skin, hide, leather'. KK relates these to Latv. āzis ‘male goat’. Compare Ru. kozá ‘goat’, kóža ‘skin’ & Skt. ajā ‘female goat’, ajínam ‘skin’. KK, Skt. ajína- 'hide, skin' & PSl. *azьno n. ’goat-skin’ < BSl. *aʔź-ino- < PIE. *h₂eǵ-ino- RD
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
ET1, EU1, ARJ1, ARK1
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