Anon vs Angon - What's the difference?

anon | angon |

As nouns the difference between anon and angon

is that anon is young donkey, donkey foal while angon is a type of javelin with a barbed tip used by the franks and the various germanic tribes in the late antiquity and early middle ages.

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Etymology 1

(etyl) anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), from on (in) + an (one). See on and one.


  • (archaic) Straightway; at once.
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • CALIBAN: Thou dost me yet but little hurt; thou wilt anon , / I know it by thy trembling: now Prosper works upon thee.
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  • But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
  • * {{quote-book, year = 1866
  • , author = Algernon Swinburne , authorlink = Algernon Swinburne , title = After death , section = lines 47–50 }}
    The dead man answered thus:
    “What good gift shall God give us?”
    The boards answered him anon :
    “Flesh to feed hell's worm upon.”
  • Soon; in a little while.
  • * {{quote-book, year = 1598
  • , author = John Stow , authorlink = John Stow , title = A Suruay of London , ol = 18584211M , passage = for as much as the same consisteth not in the extreames, but in a verie mediocritie of wealth and riches, as it shall better appeare anone . , transliteration = forasmuch as the same consisteth not in the extremes, but in a very mediocrity of wealth and riches, as it shall better appear anon . }}
  • At another time; then; again.
  • * {{quote-book, year = 1593
  • , author = William Shakespeare , authorlink = William Shakespeare , title = , ol = 18594545M }}
    Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps,
    With gentle majesty and modest pride;
    Anon he rears upright, curvets and leaps,
    As who should say, lo! thus my strength is try'd...
    Derived terms
    * ever and anon * still and anon

    Etymology 2

    From (anonymous), by shortening


    (en noun)
  • An anonymous person, especially an author
  • * 1904 , Thomas Wright, The Life of Edward Fitzgerald , vol. 1, page 94
  • Indeed they did all they could to avoid it, coyly hiding their identities behind initials, asterisks, and anons
  • * 1940 , , "Anon".
  • Every body shared in the emotion of Anons' [''sic''] song .... ' Anon is sometimes man, sometimes woman....
  • * 2004 , Jane Milling, Peter Thomson, Joseph W. Donohue, Baz Kershaw, The Cambridge History of British Theatre , page 207
  • Indeed, virtually every known playwright (and probably most of those 'anons' ) occupied some position in one or more of the patronage networks
  • * 2006 , J. Michael Walton, Found in Translation: Greek Drama in English , page 185
  • those identified by initials only and the 'Anons' (some of whom are here unmasked)
  • A work with an unknown author
  • * 1984 , Helen Hooven Santmyer, "...And Ladies of the Club" , page 214
  • On the floor again she came upon a couple of "Anons " and frowned at them: Ought We to Visit Her'' and ''Cast Away in The Cold . Those would certainly do very well on the top shelf.
  • A work without a title
  • Adjective

  • anonymous
  • angon


    (wikipedia angon)


    (en noun)
  • a type of javelin with a barbed tip used by the Franks and the various Germanic tribes in the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages
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