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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:(e)su-
DEFINITION:Good. Oldest form *1(e)su-. Originally suffixed form of es-. 1. eu-, from Greek eu-, well, combining form of eus, good. 2a. swastika, from Sanskrit svasti, well-being, good luck (-asti, being; see es-); b. nainsook, from Sanskrit sukha-, running easily (said of a chariot), pleasant (“having good axle-holes”; kham, axle-hole). Both a and b from Sanskrit su-, good. (Pokorny esu-s 342.)
 
 
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