On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:03:36 +0100, POTET <potetjp@...> wrote:

>Incidentally, _The American heritage dictionary of Indo-European roots_
>(1985) gives IE <angh-> "tight, painful" > Germanic <*ang> > Old English
><ang> as the root of Eng. <anger>; no <eng> form is mentioned.

Eng is German (and also Dutch), not Germanic. The Germanic pre-form is, as
Jens said, *angia- > eng (with i-Umlaut of the a), OE enge.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal