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*ˁaw/yš-, *ˁašw/y- - kind of disease (fever, cold in the head; plague) (SED I No. 27)

The Akk. variant form with ḫ- may also suggest γ-. The ESA and Jib. forms, however, clearly point to ˁ-.

Akkadian
âšu - to be nauseated (CAD A₂ 477)

Var. ḫâšu

Akkadian
ašû - a disease (affecting the head, vision, etc.) (CAD A₂ 476, AHw. 85)

Var. ḫašû, ušû

Arabic
γusās- - certaine maladie des chameaux (BK 2 466)

May be related as a root variant with gemination.

Sabaic
ˁws₁ - plague, pestilence (SD 23)
Minaean
ˁs₁ - épidémie, peste (LM 17)
Tigre
ˁaso - fever, malaria (WTS 463)

Var. ˀaso.

Tigrinya
ˁaso - febbre (Bassano 1918: 683)
Tigrinya
ˁassäwä - essere malarico, di luogo paludoso ecc. che produca la febbre (Bassano 1918: 684)
Jibbali
ˁayɔ́s - cold in the head (JL 20)

E. Jib. ˁɔ́s.