ungle

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ungula. The change from feminine to masculine is unexplained.

Noun[edit]

ungle m (oblique plural ungles, nominative singular ungles, nominative plural ungle)

  1. nail (finger or toenail)
    • 1303, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      Et de ce nous dirons plus au chapitre des maladies des ungles
      And of this, we will speak more in the chapter about diseases of the nails