Definition of Napron

1. an earlier form of APRON [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Napron

nappiest
nappiness
nappinesses
napping
nappings
nappish
nappishness
nappy
nappy rash
nappy rashes
nappyhead
nappyheads
naprapath
naprapathies
naprapathy
napron (current term)
naprons
naproxen
naproxen sodium
naproxens
naps
napsylate
napthoquinone
napththyl
napththyls
naptime
naptimes
naptumomab estafenatox
naptural
napu

Literary usage of Napron

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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, ..."

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