agnel

noun
\ an-ˈyel \
plural agneaux\ an-​ˈyō \

Definition of agnel

: 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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First Known Use of agnel

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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”

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“Agnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnel. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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