anguilla

See also: Anguilla

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin anguilla.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /anˈɡwil.la/, [ãŋˈɡwil̺ːä]
  • Hyphenation: an‧guìl‧la

NounEdit

anguilla f (plural anguille)

  1. eel

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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

  • Catalan: anguila
  • Dalmatian: anǧola
  • French: anguille
  • Galician: anguía
  • Italian: anguilla
  • Old Portuguese: anguia

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

anguīllā

  1. ablative singular of anguīlla

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