Definition of agnail in English:


Syllabification: ag·nail
Pronunciation: /ˈagˌnāl


  • another term for hangnail.
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    • It reduces the possibility of, and in fact, counteracts the appearance of agnails and skin outgrowth.
    • What can we count for, if we frighten them with broken nails and agnail since first moments?
    • Modern English hangnail is said to derive from Old English agnail, not related to hanging or nails, but rather referring to a painful corn on the foot and derived from a Proto-Indo-European root meaning ‘tight’ or ‘painful’.

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