Origin of ankle
Examples from the Web for ankle
It paralleled a much happier time when he carried her around after she twisted her ankle, back in Season 4.
My ankle—I never got to fix it, because I still had to walk on it in heels.Eliza Coupe Finds Her ‘Happy Ending’ With ‘Benched’|Kevin Fallon|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Models are always a few faltering footsteps away from breaking an ankle (or worse).
Men in dark suits and long side curls, women in wigs and ankle length skirts.
She belted “Try” while flipping on a scarf that suspended her upside down by just her ankle over Ozzy Osbourne.Beyonce Gave the Best Grammy Awards Performance (And 8 More That Were Pretty Good, Too)|Kevin Fallon|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ere he reached the spot, a ball hit him on the ankle, and shivered the joint to pieces.Our Soldiers|W.H.G. Kingston
In the ankle, for example, massage should be commenced at once, the part being gently stroked upwards.
Each one of them wore a dark blue serge skirt of ankle length and a middy blouse with a blue sailor collar.Madge Morton's Victory|Amy D.V. Chalmers
Capt. Clark discovers a tumor rising on the inner side of his ankle this evening which was painfull to him.The Journals of Lewis and Clark|Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
I sprained my ankle the very day I saw you; and I am positively forbidden to walk.Louis' School Days|E. J. May
British Dictionary definitions for ankle
Word Origin for ankle
Word Origin and History for ankle
Old English ancleow "ankle," from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). The modern form seems to have been influenced by Old Norse ökkla or Old Frisian ankel, which are immediately from the Proto-Germanic form of the root (cf. Middle High German anke "joint," German Enke "ankle"); the second element in the Old English, Old Norse and Old Frisian forms perhaps suggests claw (cf. Dutch anklaauw), or it may be from influence of cneow "knee," or it may be diminutive suffix -el. Middle English writers distinguished inner ankle projection (hel of the ancle) from the outer (utter or utward).