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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun An"kle
The joint which connects the foot with the leg; the tarsus.

Etymology: OE. ancle anclow, AS. ancleow; akin to Icel. ökkla ökli, Dan. and Sw. ankel, D. enklaauw enkel, G. enkel, and perh. OHG. encha ancha thigh, shin: cf. Skr. anga limb, anguri finger. Cf. Haunch

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  1. A gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

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Past life for Ankle born Jan 30, 1946

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).