a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
A corn or sore on the toe or finger.
Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail.
Origin: From agnail, from angnægl.
a corn on the toe or foot
an inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a hangnail
Origin: [AS. angngl; ange vexation, trouble + ngel nail. Cf. Hangnail.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ag′nāl, n. an inflammation round the toe- or finger-nail: a whitlow: a hangnail. [A.S. angnægl—ang, tight, and nægl, a nail; confounded in meaning by the dictionary-makers with Fr. angonailles, blotches, sores—Low L. anguinalia, carbuncles.]
The numerical value of agnail in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of agnail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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