agnel

noun \an-ˈyel\

Definition of agnel

plural

agneaux

\an-ˈyō\
  1. :  a gold coin of France that was issued in the 13th to 16th centuries and that bears the figure of a lamb

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Origin and Etymology of agnel

borrowed from French (archaizing form of modern agneau “lamb”), going back to Middle French, literally, “lamb,” going back to Old French aignel, agnel, going back to Latin agnellus, diminutive of agnus “lamb” — more at yean


First Known Use: 1757


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