See also: anclá

Asturian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ancora, from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈankla/, [ˈãŋ.kla]
  • Rhymes: -ankla
  • Hyphenation: an‧cla

Noun edit

ancla f (plural ancles)

  1. anchor

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Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Latin ancora, from Ancient Greek ἄγκυρα (ánkura). Doublet of áncora.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈankla/ [ˈãŋ.kla]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ankla
  • Syllabification: an‧cla

Noun edit

ancla f (plural anclas)

  1. anchor
    Synonym: áncora
Usage notes edit
  • Feminine nouns beginning with stressed /ˈa/ like this one regularly take the singular articles el and un, usually reserved for masculine nouns.
    el ancla, un ancla
  • They maintain the usual feminine singular articles la and una if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Cebuano: angkla
  • Tagalog: angkla

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit


  1. inflection of anclar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading edit