anís

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See also: anis, Anis, -anis, and a-nis

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ís (below, under), from Proto-Celtic *ɸīssu, from Proto-Indo-European *pedsú, locative plural of *pṓds (foot).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

anís

  1. from below
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 102a15
      Itius anúas ⁊ dus·claid anís; air ní foircnea in fíni hithe neich di anúas, amal du·ngní int aīs sechmaill as·mbeir-som .i. air is cuit adaill ad·n-ellat-sidi in fíni du thabairt neich doib dia thorud.
      They eat it from above and he roots it up from below; for it does not exterminate the vine to eat of anything of it from above, as do the passers-by whom he speaks of, i.e. for it is only a passing visit that they make [lit: ‘that they visit’] to the vine to take something for themselves of its fruit.

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: aníos
  • Manx: neese
  • Scottish Gaelic: a-nis

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 131

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French anis, from Latin anīsum, from Ancient Greek ἄνῑσον (ánīson).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anís m (uncountable)

  1. anise
  2. (beverage) anise liquor, pure or combined
    Synonym: anisado
  3. (euphemistic, Mexico) the anus (because of similar sound, compare ano)

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