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angon

[ ang-gon ]
/ ˈæŋ gɒn /
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a spear having a long, narrow iron shaft and a small, usually barbed tip, associated mainly with Frankish and Saxon grave finds of the 5th through 8th centuries a.d.

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Origin of angon

1870–75; <Late Greek ángōn<Germanic; compare Old High German ango prong, tip, hook, Old English anga,Old Norse angi; akin to angle2
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