What does the name Tusk mean? Find out below.
Etymology: OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See Tush a tooth
From Middle English tusk (also tux, tusch), from Old English tūx, tūsc (“grinder, canine tooth, tusk”), from Proto-Germanic *tunþskaz (“tooth”), extended form of Proto-Germanic *tanþs (“tooth”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃dónts (“tooth”). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Tusk (“tooth”), West Frisian tosk (“tooth”), Icelandic toskur (“a tusk, tooth”) (whence the Old Norse and Icelandic Ratatoskr and Ratatoskur respectively), Gothic 𐍄𐌿𐌽𐌸𐌿𐍃 (tunþus, “tooth”) and *𐍄𐌿𐌽𐌳𐌹 (*tundi, “thorn, tooth”). More at tooth.
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tusk was also found in the following language(s): Old Frisian
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