āñcäm

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Tocharian A[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tocharian *āñc(ä)me, probably from a derivation of a Proto-Indo-European root *h₂en(h₁)tmen-, from a conflation of *ētmen- (compare Sanskrit आत्मन् (ātman, breath), Old High German ātum (breath)) and *h₂en(h₁)- (breathe) (compare the nominal derivative *h₂enh₁mos, whence Latin animus (mind, soul), anima, Ancient Greek ἄνεμος (ánemos, wind, breeze), Old Armenian անձն (anjn, person), and possibly Sanskrit अनिल (ánila, air, wind)). Compare Tocharian B āñme.

Noun[edit]

āñcäm

  1. self
  2. inner being, soul