anguilla

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anguilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /anˈɡwil.la/, [ãŋˈɡwil̺ːä]
  • Hyphenation: an‧guìl‧la

Noun[edit]

anguilla f (plural anguille)

  1. eel

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂engʷʰ- (water-worm, eel). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔγχελυς (énkhelus, eel), Old High German angar (mealworm, larva, grub) (Modern German Engerling), Proto-Slavic *ǫgorjь, Lithuanian ungurỹs.

Influenced by anguis (snake), in the same way Ancient Greek ἔγχελῡς (énkhelūs, eel) was influenced by ἔχις (ékhis, snake), but unfortunately no Proto-Indo-European form can be reconstructed due to similar changes in other daughter languages, commonly attributed to a taboo. Cognate with Old Prussian angurgis and Albanian ngjalë. Compare Finnish borrowing ankerias.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anguilla f (genitive anguillae); first declension

  1. eel
  2. small snake
  3. vocative singular of anguilla
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative anguilla anguillae
genitive anguillae anguillārum
dative anguillae anguillīs
accusative anguillam anguillās
ablative anguillā anguillīs
vocative anguilla anguillae
Descendants[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

anguillā

  1. ablative singular of anguilla

References[edit]

  • anguilla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • anguilla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “anguilla”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • anguilla” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • anguilla in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • anguilla in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin