argal

argal

1 [ahr-guhl]
noun Chemistry.
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argal

2 [ahr-guhl]
noun

argal

3 [ahr-guhl]
conjunction, adverb Literary.
therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.

Origin:
1595–1605; probably representing a popular early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō ergo, with ĕr > ar, laxing of ō, and excrescent l

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argal (ˈɑːɡəl)
 
n
another name for argol

argali or argal (ˈɑːɡəlɪ)
 
n , pl -gali, -gals
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle
 
[C18: from Mongolian]
 
argal or argal
 
n
 
[C18: from Mongolian]

argol or argal (ˈɑːɡɒl)
 
n
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
 
[C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin]
 
argal or argal
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin]

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