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See also: Ἄγκυρα
From Proto-Indo-European *ang- (“corner, hirn”), same source as ἄγκος (ánkos); the Greek word is or from the same source as Latin ancora. The -υρα ending makes a Pre-Greek source tempting, but OED rejects this.
- (5th BC Attic): IPA: /áŋky͜yra/
- (1st BC Egyptian): IPA: /áŋkyːra/
- (4th AD Koine): IPA: /áŋkyra/
- (10th AD Byzantine): IPA: /áɲcyra/
- (15th AD Constantinopolitan): IPA: /á̃ɟiɾa/