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Ancient GreekEdit


From ἄγκος (ánkos, bend). Possibly corresponding to Proto-Indo-European *h₂engulos (joint?). Cognates include Latin angulus, Sanskrit अङ्गुरि (aṅgúri, finger, toe), Old High German enchil (ankle, joint), and Old Church Slavonic ѫгълъ (ǫgŭlŭ, angle). Compare also Old Armenian անգղ (angł).


  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /aŋ.ký.los/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /aŋˈky.los/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /aŋˈky.los/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /aɲˈɟy.los/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /aɲˈɟi.los/
  • AdjectiveEdit

    ἀγκύλος (ankúlosm (feminine ἀγκύλη, neuter ἀγκύλον); first/second declension

    1. crooked, curved, rounded
    2. intricate
    3. wily, crafty


    Derived termsEdit

    • ankylosis and all other words starting with ankyl-
    • All words starting with ancylo-

    Further readingEdit