anguilla

See also: Anguilla

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin anguilla.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /anˈɡwil.la/
  • Hyphenation: an‧guìl‧la

NounEdit

anguilla f (plural anguille)

  1. eel

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂engʷʰ- (water-worm, eel). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἔγχελυς (énkhelus, eel), Old High German angar (mealworm, larva, grub) (Modern German Engerling), Proto-Slavic *ǫgořь, Lithuanian ungurỹs.

Influenced by anguis (snake), in the same way Ancient Greek ἔγχελῠς (énkhelus, eel) was influenced by ἔχις (ékhis, snake), but unfortunately no Proto-Indo-European form can be reconstructed due to similar changes in other daughter languages, commonly attributed to a taboo. Cognate with Old Prussian angurgis and Albanian ngjalë. Compare Finnish borrowing ankerias.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

anguīlla f (genitive anguīllae); first declension

  1. eel
  2. small snake
  3. vocative singular of anguilla

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative anguīlla anguīllae
Genitive anguīllae anguīllārum
Dative anguīllae anguīllīs
Accusative anguīllam anguīllās
Ablative anguīllā anguīllīs
Vocative anguīlla anguīllae

DescendantsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

anguīllā

  1. ablative singular of anguīlla

ReferencesEdit

  • anguilla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • anguilla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • anguilla in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • anguilla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • anguilla in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • anguilla in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin