Meaning of angon in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaŋɡɒn/


  • A type of iron spear with a double barb, used by the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, and other Germanic peoples.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Bulteel (d. ?1692), writer and translator. From French angon from post-classical Latin angon from Byzantine Greek ἄγγων, probably a borrowing of a Frankish word cognate with Old English anga, onga prick, sting, dart, Middle Dutch ange, anghe hook, barb, sting, Old Saxon ango hinge, spike, barb (Middle Low German ang), Old High German ango hook, spike, barb (Middle High German ange fish hook), Old Icelandic angi prickle, sting, spike, Norwegian ange tine of a fork, Swedish regional ang root fibre from the same Germanic base as angle.