Meaning of #austria #austro #germanicword

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Old High German ostar derives from the reconstructed Proto-Germanic root *aus-to-, meaning ‘east’ or ‘towards the sunrise’. The same Germanic root also produced English east, Dutch oost and Old Norse austr. So the name ‘Austria’ is Germanic in origin.

Source: http://jon-west-language.blogspot.in/2013/06/austria-and-australia-brief-etymology.html