I am a scholar from a different field, trying to gain insight into the etymological connection between aura and aurum (air and gold). How do they relate?
I have found a connection through *h₂ews- (dawn, east), but I am not sure if I can go so far as to conclude that both terms derive from it, although wictionary does.
Michiel de Vaan (Brill Dictionary of Latin Etymology) seems more hesitant.
Any opinions? Thanks a lot in advance!
P.S. Bonus question: Whats's with auris, ear? Same root as well? Thanks! :-)