aqqanillit

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Greenlandic[edit]

Greenlandic cardinal numbers
 <  10 11 12  > 
    Cardinal : aqqanillit

Etymology[edit]

Starostin suggests Proto-Inuit *atqa-nǝʁ, from Proto-Eskimo *atʁa-. Fortescue suggests, via aqqaneq (eleven, numeral base), from aqqarpoq (descends) itself derived from Proto-Eskimo *at(ə)- (down), i.e. "that which is provided when one has descended" (when one reaches the toe having reached ten using the fingers).

Noun[edit]

aqqanillit

  1. eleven

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • aqqanillit in Katersat
  • Fortescue, Michael; Jacobson, Steven; Kaplan, Lawrence (2010). Comparative Eskimo Dictionary with Aleut Cognates, Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center.
  • Starostin, George (ed.) 2011-2019. The Global Lexicostatistical Database, Moscow: Higher School of Economics, & Santa Fe: Santa Fe Institute. Available online at http://starling.rinet.ru/new100/