Origin of awnMiddle English aune from Old Norse ?gn (pl. agnir) from Indo-European an unverified form aken from base an unverified form a?- (see acid) from source Old English egenu, Gothic ahana, Classical Latin agna
Origin of awnMiddle English awne from Old Norse ögn or from Old English agen ; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
Middle English aw(u)ne, agune, agene, from Old Danish aghn (compare modern avne), from Proto-Germanic *aganō, *ahanō 'chaff' (compare Old English ægnan, Frisian/Dutch agen, German Ahne, Agen), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱanā (compare Old Latin agna 'ear of wheat', Lithuanian ašnìs, Czech osina, Ancient Greek ἄκαινα (ákaina, “spike, prick”), ἄκανος (ákanos, “pine-thistle”), Sanskrit अशनि (aśáni, “thunderbolt, arrow tip”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ (“sharp”). More at edge.
- The wild oat, moreover, has a long stiff awn, usually twisted near the base.
- Pointed, awn twisted at base.
- The awn is also of use in burying the fruit in the soil.
- 1); in Erodium and Pelargonium each coccus remains closed, and the long twisted upper portion separates from the central column, forming an awn, the distribution of which is favoured by the presence of bristles or hairs.
- On awn-0 as applied to God, cf.