From Middle English Englisch, English, Inglis, from Old English Englisċ ("of the Angles; English"), from Engle, a Germanic tribe -isċ; equal to Angle + -ish. Compare West Frisian Ingelsk, Scots Inglis (older ynglis), Dutch Engels, Danish engelsk, Old French Englesche (whence French anglais), German englisch, Spanish inglés, all ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enǵʰ- ("narrow") (compare Sanskrit अंहु ("narrow"), अंहस्, Latin angustus ("narrow"), Old Church Slavonic ѫзъкъ ("narrow")).
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