ionga

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inga (compare Manx ingin), from Proto-Celtic *angʷīnā (compare Welsh ewin, Breton ivin), from *h₃ngʷʰi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-, *h₃nogʷʰ- ‎(nail) (compare Latin unguis, English nail, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ ‎(ónux), Russian но́готь ‎(nógotʹ)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ionga f ‎(genitive singular iongan, nominative plural ingne)

  1. (anatomy) nail; claw, talon
  2. hoof
  3. clove (of garlic, etc.)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ionga n-ionga hionga t-ionga
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "ionga" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • inga” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish inga (compare Manx ingin), from Proto-Celtic *angʷīnā (compare Welsh ewin, Breton ivin), from *h₃ngʷʰi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃nogʰ-, *h₃nogʷʰ- ‎(nail) (compare Latin unguis, English nail, Ancient Greek ὄνυξ ‎(ónux), Russian но́готь ‎(nógotʹ)).

Noun[edit]

ionga f ‎(genitive singular ingne, plural ìngnean or ionganan or ìnean)

  1. (anatomy) nail; claw, talon
  2. hoof
  3. cloven hoof

References[edit]

  • inga” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.