Word Family - Easter

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Easter, air, Austria, Australia

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  • Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- dawn, east
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsōs Divinity of Dawn
      • Germanic *auzi
        • Germanic *Auziwandilaz Bright-Wanderer, Dawn-Wanderer, Morning Star personal name
          • East Germanic
            • Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌶𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌹𐌻 auzandil morning star (Venus), Lucifer
          • North Germanic
            • Old Norse Aurvandil
          • West Germanic
            • Old English Ēarendel
              • Quenya Eärendil
            • Old High German Orentil
            • Lombardic Auriwandalo
              • Latin Horvandillus
      • Hellenic
        • Ancient Greek ἠώς
      • Indo-Iranian *Háwšās
        • Indo-Aryan
          • Sanskrit उषस् uṣás dawn, Divinity of Dawn
            • Hindi उषा
      • Italic *auzōs
        • Latin aurōra dawn, Divinity of Dawn
          • Western Romance
            • French aurore dawn, aurora
            • Italian aurora dawn
            • Spanish aurora aurora
          • English aurora
            • English aurora australis
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsro
      • Balto-Slavic
        • Lithuanian aušrà dawn, daybreak
        • Slavic *ùtro dawn
          • East Slavic
            • Russian у́тро útro morning
          • South Slavic
            • Serbo-Croatian у̏тро jȕtro morning
          • West Slavic
            • Polish jutro tomorrow
      • Germanic *Austrǭ Divinity of Spring, springtime
        • West Germanic
          • Old English Eostre festival of spring time, Divinity of Spring?, Easter
            • English Easter [1]
          • Old High German ōstra
            • German Ostern Easter [1]
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsḗr
      • Hellenic *auhḗr
        • Ancient Greek ᾱ̓ήρ āḗr morning mist, mist, wind, air, color of the sky
          • Latin āēr air
            • Sardinian aera air
            • Eastern Romance
              • Romanian aer air
            • Western Romance
              • French air air
                • English air
              • Spanish aire air
              • Italian aria air
                • English aria
          • Classical Syriac ܐܐܪ aar air, breeze
          • Ancient Greek ἀέρος aéros of the air
            • English aero-
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsreh₂
      • Hellenic
        • Ancient Greek αὔρᾱ aúrā fresh air, breeze, steam
          • Latin aura air, breeze
            • Eastern Romance
              • Aromanian avrã breeze, coolness, freshness
            • Western Romance
              • Old French ore wind
                • French orage thunderstorm
              • Italian ora blow, breeze
              • Spanish orear to air
              • Spanish orate crazy person
            • English aura
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwsri
      • Hellenic
        • Greek αύριο ávrio tomorrow, soon
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂wōsrih₂
      • Celtic *wārī sunrise, east
        • Insular Celtic
          • Old Irish fáir
          • Brythonic
            • Welsh gwawr dawn, daybreak
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewsteros of the dawn
      • Germanic *austraz east
        • West Germanic
          • Old English ēast
            • English east
            • Old French est east [2]
              • French est east [2]
              • Italian est east [2]
              • Spanish este east [2]
          • Old High German
            • German Ost east
              • German Österreich East Realm, Austria
                • Medieval Latin Austria Austria
                  • English Austria
      • Italic *austeros
        • Latin auster southerly wind, south
          • Eastern Romance
            • Romanian austru dry wind from the south
          • Western Romance
            • Italian ostro southerly wind, the south
          • Latin austrālis southern
            • English Australia
              • Hawai'ian ʻAukekulelia Australia
              • Irish An Astráil (The) Australia
              • Japanese オーストラリア Ōsutoraria Australia
              • Mandarin 澳大利亞 Àodàlìyà Australia
                • Mandarin 澳(洲) Ào(zhōu) Australia (Continent)
                  • Vietnamese Úc (Châu) Australia (Continent)
            • English aurora australis
    • Proto-Indo-European *h₂éh₂uso glow of dawn, gold
      • Balto-Slavic
        • Lithuanian áuksas gold
      • Latin aurum gold
        • Sardinian oru gold
        • Eastern Romance
          • Romanian aur gold
        • Western Romance
          • French or gold
          • Italian oro gold
          • Spanish oro gold
        • Albanian ar gold
        • Basque urre gold
        • Old Irish ór gold
          • Irish ór gold
        • Welsh aur gold
        • Translingual Au
      • Tocharian
        • Arshian wäs gold
        • Kushean yasā gold

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Collected English words

aurora, aurora australis, Easter, air, aria, aero-, aura, east, Austria, Australia, Au

Footnotes

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    Only Germanic langauges use cognates to "Easter" to refer to the Christian holiday. Most other languages use descendants of the Hebrew פָּסַח pasách: "Passover". For example, Italian Pasqua, Russian Па́сха Pásxa, Irish Cáisc.

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    Latin words for cardinal directions, in this case oriens/levant, were replaced or supplemented in most Romance languages by borrowings from Old English. Weird.