Aonghas

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish Aengus, Oengus, from Old Irish Oíngus, from oín ‎(one), from Proto-Celtic *oynos, 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 *gustus, or it may be from Proto-Celtic *gus- ‎(choose).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Aran) IPA(key): /ˈæŋɡəsˠ/ (reflecting the anglicized form Angus)

Proper noun[edit]

Aonghas m ‎(genitive Aonghasa)

  1. A male given name, corresponding to Angus.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Aonghas nAonghas hAonghas tAonghas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Oengus” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “Aonġus” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 26.
  • Franz Nikolaus Finck, 1899, Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. II, 257.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish Aengus, Oengus, from Old Irish Oíngus, from oín ‎(one), from Proto-Celtic *oynos, 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), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- ‎(to choose).

Proper noun[edit]

Aonghas m

  1. A male given name, corresponding to Angus.

References[edit]

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