angh-


angh-
Tight, painfully constricted, painful. Oldest form *ang̑h-, becoming *angh- in centum languages.
Derivatives include anger, hangnail, and quinsy.
1. agnail, hangnail, from Old English ang-nægl, “painful spike (in the flesh),” corn, excrescence (nægl, spike; see nogh-), from Germanic *ang-, compressed, hard, painful.
2. Suffixed form *angh-os-. anger, from Old Norse angr, sorrow, grief, from Germanic *angaz.
3. Suffixed form *angh-os-ti-. angst1, from Old High German angust, anxiety, from Germanic *angusti-.
4. anxious, from Latin angere, to strangle, torment.
5. Suffixed form *angh-os-to-. anguish, from Latin angustus, narrow.
6. quinsy, from Greek ankhein, to squeeze, embrace.
7. angina, from Greek ankhonē, a strangling.
 
[Pokorny ang̑h- 42.]

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