Word:

Pignus

Pig´nus
n.1.(Rom. Law) A pledge or pawn.

PIGNUS, civil law. This word signifies in English, pledge or pawn. (q.v.) It is derived, says Gaius, from pugnium, the fist, because what is delivered in pledge is delivered. in hand. Dig. 50, 16, 238, 2. This is one of several instances of the failure of the Roman jurists, when they attempted etymological explanation of words. The elements of pignus (pig) is contained in the word p---[?], and its cognate forms. Smith's Dict. Gr. and Rom. Antiq. h.v.

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Pigment
Pigment cell
Pigmental
Pigmentary degeneration
Pigmentation
Pigmented
Pigmentous
Pigmy
Pigmy falcon
pigmy talinum
Pignerate
pignolia
Pignoration
Pignorative
Pignorative contract
Pignoris capio
-- Pignus --
Pignut
pignut hickory
Pigpen
pigs in blankets
pigs' feet
pigs' knuckles
Pigskin
Pigsney
pigsticking
Pigsty
pigswill
Pigtail
Pigtailed
PIGUI
pigwash
Pigweed
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