plural agneaux
: a gold coin of France that was issued in the 13th to 16th centuries and that bears the figure of a lamb

Word History


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"

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agnel was in 1757

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“Agnel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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