- a sore or swelling around a fingernail or toenail
- a hangnail
Origin of agnailMiddle English angnail from Old English angnægl, a corn (on the toe or foot) from ange, pain (akin to anger) + nægl, nail (metal): origin, originally in reference to the nail-head appearance of the excrescence
- A hangnail.
- A painful sore or swelling around a fingernail or toenail.
Origin of agnailMiddle English angnail corn from Old English angnægl ang- painful ; see angh- in Indo-European roots. nægl peg, nail ; see nail .
From Middle English agnail, from Old English angnægl.