Borrowing from English anil, from Middle French or Portuguese anil, from Andalusian Arabic النيل (an-nīl), from Arabic نِيل (nīl), from Persian نیل (nīl, “indigo”), from Middle Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit नीला (nīlā, “dark blue”).
Forms with the definite article
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|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- anail nan speur (“wind”, literally “the breath of the skies”)
- analachadh (“aspiration, lenition”)
- gearr-anail (“asthma, broken wind”)
- leig anail (“rest, have a rest”, verb)