ancus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; possibly from angō (I draw together”, “I strangle). It could also be related to the Ancient Greek ἄγκος (ankos) and the Sanskrit अङ्कस् (áṅkas).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ancus

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): (possibly) bent or bound

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word occurs only once in surviving Latin sources, where it describes arms that are not raised. Its meaning is uncertain.