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Middle Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old Irish Oíngus, from oín (one), from Proto-Celtic *oinos, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (single, one). The etymology of the second element is disputed; most likely it is gus (strength, vigour), from Proto-Celtic *gustu-, or it may be from Proto-Celtic *gus- (choose).

Proper noun[edit]

Aengus m (genitive Aengusa)

  1. (Irish mythology) The Gaelic god of love, youth, and poetic inspiration, son of the Dagdae and Boann of the Túatha Dé Danann.
  2. A male given name, corresponding to Angus.



Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Aengus unchanged nAengus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.