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March 13, 2005


Is there a linguistic link between "hava" and "aviation"? A: aviation: French, from Latin avis, meaning bird. awi- in Indo-European Roots has the derivative "Oval" (egg). Possible derivatives are the Indo-European words for egg; CAVIAR, from a source akin to Middle Persian khyak, egg, from Old Iranian *vyaka-, diminutive of *avya-. Source:

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