ancléow

n (-cleowes/-) ankle

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • Ankle — An kle ([a^][ng] k l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. [ o]kkla, [ o]kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. {Haunch}.] The joint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ankle bone — Ankle An kle ([a^][ng] k l), n. [OE. ancle, anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. [ o]kkla, [ o]kli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw, enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha, ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. {Haunch}.] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ankle — noun Etymology: Middle English ankel, from Old English anclēow; akin to Old High German anchlāo ankle Date: before 12th century 1. the joint between the foot and the leg; also the region of this joint 2. the joint between the cannon bone and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Änkel (1), der — 1. * Der Änkel, des s, plur. ut nom. sing. ein Wort, welches in verschiedenen Mundarten Ober und Niederdeutschlandes angetroffen wird, die Biegung des Fußes an den Knorren zu bezeichnen, wofür man im Hochdeutschen der Knöchel sagt. Es ist von… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • ankle — /ang keuhl/, n. 1. (in humans) the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. 2. the corresponding joint in a quadruped or bird; hock. 3. the slender part of the leg above the foot. [bef. 1000; ME ankel, enkel (c …   Universalium

  • Ankle — The ankle joint is complex. It is made up of two joints: the true ankle joint and the subtalar joint: The true ankle joint is composed of 3 bones: the tibia which forms the medial (inside) portion of the ankle; the fibula which forms the lateral… …   Medical dictionary

  • andcléow — see ancléow …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • oncléow — see ancléow …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • ankle — an|kle [ˈæŋkəl] n [: Old English; Origin: ancleow] 1.) the joint between your foot and your leg break/twist/sprain your ankle ▪ Janet slipped on the stairs and twisted her ankle. ▪ slender ankles 2.) ankle socks/boots socks or boots that only… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ankle — [14] Ankle comes from a probable Old Norse word *ankula. It has several relatives in other Germanic languages (German and Dutch enkel, for instance, and Swedish and Danish ankel) and can be traced back to an Indo European base *angg ‘bent’… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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