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Nag

A horse. This is an example of n of the article joined to the following noun, as in the word newt = an ewt. (Danish and Norwegian, og; Anglo-Saxon, eoh or eh; Latin, eq[uus]; Dutch, negge.) Taylor (1630) has naggon, as-

Wert thou George with thy naggon,
That foughtest with the draggon.

Shakespeare's naunt and nuncle are mine-aunt and mine-uncle.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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