anguilla

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anguilla

Noun[edit]

anguilla f (plural anguille)

  1. eel

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂engʷʰ- (water-worm, eel). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔγχελυς (énkhelus, eel), Old High German angar (mealworm, larva, grub) (Modern German Engerling), Proto-Slavic *ǫgorjь, Lithuanian ungurỹs.

Influenced by anguis (snake), in the same way Ancient Greek ἔγχελυς (énkhelus, eel) was influenced by ἔχις (ékhis, snake), but unfortunately no Proto-Indo-European form can be reconstructed due to similar changes in other daughter languages, commonly attributed to a taboo. Cognate with Old Prussian angurgis and Albanian ngjalë. Compare Finnish borrowing ankerias.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

anguilla f (genitive anguillae); first declension

  1. eel
  2. vocative singular of anguilla
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative anguilla anguillae
genitive anguillae anguillārum
dative anguillae anguillīs
accusative anguillam anguillās
ablative anguillā anguillīs
vocative anguilla anguillae
Descendants[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

anguillā

  1. ablative singular of anguilla