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German

From Old High German ahsala, ahsla, from Proto-Germanic *ahslō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱs- (axis). Cognate with Old Norse ǫxl (shoulder) and ǫxull (axle) (whence Danish aksel, Icelandic öxl), English axle. Also cognate with Latin axilla (shoulder joint), Sanskrit अक्ष (ákṣa, axle).