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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