ngul

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *(a)ngul, from Proto-Indo-European *ank 'to bend, bow, *flex; wangle; turn; curve, snake coil, anchor'. Compare Latin ungula(a hoof, claw, talon), Old High German angul(fish hook, sting), Tocharian B añcöl(bow, arch, curve), Old Norse Ǫngull(angle, bay). Related to ngel. Alternatively from Proto-Albanian * ̊gull-, from Proto-Indo-European *gwelH- 'to prick'. Cognate to Lithuanian gélti(to prick), gìlti(to get pained, ache). A formation with the prefix (a)n-.

Verb[edit]

ngul ‎(first-person singular past tense ngula, participle ngulur)

  1. to prick, drive in, spit
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