angen

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See also: angèn and ängen

Sundanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

angen

  1. Romanization of ᮃᮍᮨᮔ᮪

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh aghen, from Proto-Brythonic *anken (compare Cornish and Breton anken, from Proto-Celtic *ankenā (cognate with Old Irish éicen (force; necessity)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂neḱ- (to reach, attain) cognate with Ancient Greek ἀνάγκη (anánkē, force; necessity).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

angen m (usually uncountable, plural anghenion) (functioning as verbal noun)

  1. need
    • 1803, William Owen Pughe, "A Dictionary of the Welsh Language", Volume 1
      Perid i Ddyfrig archesgob wynieuthu Arthur yn frenin, a dodi coron am ei ben; canys eu hangen oedd yn eu cymhell.
      Dyfrig the archbishop was commanded to consecrate Arthur to be king, and to place the crown upon his head; for their necessity was pressing upon them.

Usage notes[edit]

Because angen is a noun, it does not use yn with bod and has no stem, meaning it must be used periphrastically.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
angen unchanged unchanged hangen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris Jones, John (1913) A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative, Oxford: Clarendon Press, § 99 vi (1)