EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A corruption of the Latin ergō (therefore, thus).

AdverbEdit

argal

  1. thus, therefore
    • 1599-1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V, scene i, lines 11-13
      And an act hath three branches—it is to act, to do, to perform. Argal, she drowned herself wittingly.
Usage notesEdit

This word is used facetiously or as a joke, to indicate that the conclusion that follows or the preceding reasoning is absurd or specious.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

argal (usually uncountable, plural argals)

  1. crude tartar.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

argal (plural argals)

  1. An argali (kind of sheep).

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