a tooth





  • From Middle English tothe, toth, tooth, from Old English tōþ ("tooth"), from Proto-West Germanic *tanþ, from Proto-Germanic *tanþs ("tooth"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts ("tooth"). Related to tusk. dent, and dens.
  • Cognate with Scots tuth, tuith, North Frisian toth, tos, Dutch tand ("tooth"), German Zahn ("tooth"), Danish tand ("tooth"), Swedish tand ("tooth"), Norwegian tann ("tooth"), Icelandic tönn ("tooth"), Welsh dant ("tooth"), Latin dēns ("tooth"), Lithuanian dantìs ("tooth"), Ancient Greek ὀδούς/ὀδών, Armenian ատամ, Persian دندان, Sanskrit दत्, दन्त.

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