angon

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noun an·gon \ˈaŋ-ˌgän\

Definition of angon

plural

angons

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of angon

borrowed from Late Greek ángōn, borrowed from Germanic *angōn “sharp point, hook” — more at 2angle


First Known Use: 1702


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