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From Middle Irish Aengus, Oengus, 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 Old Irish gus (strength, vigour), from Proto-Celtic *gustu-, or it may be from Proto-Celtic *gus- (choose).

Proper noun[edit]

Anghus m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Angus

Further reading[edit]

  • Oengus” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.