angon

noun
an·​gon | \ ˈaŋ-ˌgän How to pronounce angon (audio) \
plural angons

Definition of angon

: a type of heavy javelin that resembled a Roman pilum and was used in the early Middle Ages by Germanic warriors (such as the Franks and Anglo-Saxons) In the royal grave at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia there were six large spears and three angons, or throwing spears, all of different types …— Carl Lindahl et al., Medieval Folklore, 2000

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First Known Use of angon

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angon

borrowed from Late Greek ángōn, borrowed from Germanic *angōn “sharp point, hook”

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“Angon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angon. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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