ionga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inga (compare Manx ingin), from Proto-Celtic *angʷīnā (compare Welsh ewin, Breton ivin), from *h₃ngʷʰi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ- (nail), *h₃nogʷʰ- (compare Latin unguis, English nail, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ (ónuks), Russian ноготь (nógot’)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ionga f (genitive iongan, nominative plural ingne)

  1. (anatomy) nail
  2. claw, talon
  3. hoof
  4. clove of garlic

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ionga n-ionga hionga t-ionga
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inga (compare Manx ingin), from Proto-Celtic *angʷīnā (compare Welsh ewin, Breton ivin), from *h₃ngʷʰi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ- (nail), *h₃nogʷʰ- (compare Latin unguis, English nail, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ (ónuks), Russian ноготь (nógot’)).

Noun[edit]

ionga f (genitive ingne, plural ingnean, also inean)

  1. nail (hands, feet)

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