anguilla

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See also: Anguilla

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin anguilla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /anˈɡwil.la/
  • 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 *ǫgořь, Lithuanian ungurỹs.

Influenced by anguis (snake), in the same way Ancient Greek ἔγχελῠς (énkhelus, 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]

anguīlla f (genitive anguīllae); first declension

  1. eel
  2. small snake
  3. vocative singular of anguilla

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative anguīlla anguīllae
Genitive anguīllae anguīllārum
Dative anguīllae anguīllīs
Accusative anguīllam anguīllās
Ablative anguīllā anguīllīs
Vocative anguīlla anguīllae

Descendants[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anguīllā

  1. ablative singular of anguīlla

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
  • anguilla in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • anguilla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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