Lexicographical Neighbors of Napron
Literary usage of Napron
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catholicon anglicum: an English-Latin wordbook, dated 1483 by Sidney John Hervon Herrtage (1881)
"vol. ii. p 305, the testatrix bequeaths ' to Alles Barnes a gowne of worsted and a napron of worsted.' In the Ordinances for Royal ..."
2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"... South of S. Brockett gives the last form aa common in North of England. napron k not a corr. of E. apron, but the correct form of which apron is » corr. ..."
3. Public School Methods (1921)
"It means that the n of the Middle English napron has dropped because the phrase a napron has been misunderstood as an apron. (Similar loss of an initial n ..."
4. Willis and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Manners, Language by James Raine, William Greenwell, John Crawford Hogdson, Herbert Maxwell Wood (1835)
"It'mI gyve to thomas bos well a napron. ... a napron & a fyshe borde. It'm Ve ryste of my workin gear not bequested I ..."
5. Folk-Etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"APRON is a corrupt form, originating in a napron being mistaken for an apron, ... [He] put before his lap a napron white. Spenser, F. Queene, V. v. ..."
6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"(F., — L.) In the Bible of 1539, Gen. iii. 7. Formerly spelt napron or ... On the loss of n in napron, see remarks prefixed to the letter N. APSE, ..."