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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.




  1. narrow, tight
  2. to constrict, tighten, compress

Derived terms[edit]

  • *h₂enǵʰ- ‎(root present)
    • Hellenic:
      • Ancient Greek: ἄγχω ‎(ánkhō, I compress, strangle)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: angō ‎(I cause pain)
  • *h₂enǵʰ-us
    • Armenian:
      • Old Armenian: անձուկ ‎(anjuk, narrow, tight)
    • Balto-Slavic:
    • Germanic: *anguz ‎(tight, narrow)
    • Indo-Iranian:
      • Indo-Aryan:
  • *h₂enǵʰ-us-t-
    • Germanic: *angustiz ‎(narrowness, tightness, anxiety)
    • Italic:
      • Latin: angustus ‎(narrow, close)
  • Unsorted formations: