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{{11}}ash (1) "powdery remains of fire," O.E. æsce "ash," from P.Gmc. *askon (Cf. O.N., Swed. aska, O.H.G. asca, Ger. asche, Goth. azgo "ashes"), from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (Cf. Skt. asah "ashes, dust," Armenian azazem "I dry up," Gk. azein "to dry up, parch," L. ardus "parched, dry"). Spanish and Port. ascua "red-hot coal" are Germanic loan-words. Symbol of grief or repentance; hence Ash Wednesday (c.1300), from custom introduced by Pope Gregory the Great of sprinkling ashes on the heads of penitents on the first day of Lent. Ashes meaning "mortal remains of a person" is late 13c., in reference to the ancient custom of cremation.
{{12}}ash (2) type of tree, O.E. æsc "ash tree," also "spear made of ash wood," from P.Gmc. *askaz, askiz (Cf. O.N. askr, O.S. ask, M.Du. esce, Ger. Esche), from PIE root *os- "ash tree" (Cf. Arm. haci "ash tree," Alb. ah "beech," Gk. oxya "beech," L. ornus "wild mountain ash," Rus. jasen, Lith. uosis "ash"). Ash was the preferred wood for spear-shafts, so O.E. æsc sometimes meant "spear" (Cf. æsc-here "company armed with spears").

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