Nose – From the Proto-Indo-European word ‘nas’

Nose – The part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling.

Well, you probably knew that but why is it called a nose? The word comes from Old English and is a deriviative of ‘nosu’. It came across with Proto-Germanic where the word had been ‘nusus’, originally, it can be traced back to the Proto-Indo-Eurpean word ‘nas’ which meant the same thing.

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