argal

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A corruption of the Latin ergō ‎(therefore, thus).

Adverb[edit]

argal

  1. thus, therefore
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet V.i.11-13
      And an act hath three branches—it is to act, to do, to perform. Argal, she drowned herself wittingly.
Usage notes[edit]

This word is used facetiously or as a joke, to indicate that the conclusion that follows or the preceding reasoning is absurd or specious.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

argal ‎(usually uncountable, plural argals)

  1. crude tartar.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

argal ‎(plural argals)

  1. An argali (kind of sheep).

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