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Could Gothic ahs (ear of grain) and Turkish ak (white) be cogante like English wheat and white ?

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The Gothic 𐌰𐌷𐍃 (ahs) is derived from the Proto-European root *h₂eḱ- 'sharp' which is not connected with whiteness in any way.

But the time and distance gap between Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Turkic is the best proof that the two words are not related in any way.

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  • What does "distance gap" mean ? Do you know about Tocharian language ?
    – Nurlan
    Feb 28 '20 at 18:52
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    @Nurlan - I do know about Tocharian, it was spoken in the Tarim Basin, 2000 km away from the Turkic homeland. Do you mean the Proto-Turks borrowed the Tocharian word derived from the PIE *h₂eḱ- 'sharp' which meant 'end' in Tocharian and started using it to mean 'white'?
    – Yellow Sky
    Feb 28 '20 at 19:33

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