angheu

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Middle Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ankus, from Proto-Indo-European *neḱ- (perish, disappear); see also Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Latin nex (violent death), noxius (harmful), noceō (I hurt, harm), Ancient Greek νέκυς (nékus, corpse), Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 (vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 (nasiieiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎 (nasu, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

angheu m

  1. death

Derived terms[edit]

  • agheuawl (mortal, fatal, deadly)

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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