An: ‘To breath’ from Proto-Indo-European
If you empty your lungs you make an AHHHH sound on the exhale. The Proto-Indo-European word for this onomatopoeic sound is An.
The word an remains the same in Anglo-Saxon, Old English, Icelandic, Swedish and Dutch.
The ancient sound of an even exists within the word Human and Anmal. After all, when creatures die, they cease to have any an left in them.
Prana: The Breath of Life from Sanskrit.
Animism: The belief that all things, even rocks and trees have a living soul within them.
Unanimous: A group in agreement of the same idea.
Animalcules and Animalillia: The world’s smallest animals.
Sanguinary: Means ‘of the blood’ in Latin. It came to mean a ruddy or reddish complexion, and also a cheerful, confident and positive disposition.