Beal vs Beag - What's the difference?

beal | beag |

As a proper noun beal

is .

As a noun beag is

(historical) a ring.




(en noun)
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) A small inflammatory tumor; pustule.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) To gather matter; swell; come to a head, as a pimple; fester; suppurate.
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    (en noun)
  • (historical) A ring.
  • * 1878 , Royal Numismatic Society (Great Britain), The Numismatic chronicle and journal of the Numismatic Society :
  • It was a mark of nobility among the German races — by some considered the origin of our coronets — and had even about it a quasi-religious character in memory of the "holy beag " (holy ring), the oath upon which was tantamount to the oath upon Thorr's hammer.
  • * 1970 , William A. Chaney, The cult of kingship in Anglo-Saxon England :
  • [...] and the description of that monarch in his anonymous Vita'' as ''coronatus lauro'' probably indicates a beag which was lighter than the formal ''diadema .