amyl

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin amylum (starch), from Ancient Greek ἄμυλον (ámulon, starch) from ἀ- (a-, privative) + μύλη (múlē, mill).

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Noun[edit]

amyl (plural amyls)

  1. (dated, organic chemistry) pentyl
  2. (informal) amyl nitrite
    • 1971, Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, New York: Popular Library, →ISBN, page 4:
      We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers. . . and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.
    • 1993, Tristan Hawkins, Pepper, London: Flamingo, →ISBN, page 226:
      Holy fuck! — it’s like a double amyl rush — popping in the cranium like a week-old orgasm.

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Adjective[edit]

amyl (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to starch

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Middle Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *aml, from Latin amplus (large, spacious)

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Adjective[edit]

amyl

  1. numerous, many

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: aml

Mutation[edit]

Middle Welsh mutation
Radical Soft Nasal H-prothesis
amyl unchanged unchanged hamyl
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “aml”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies