One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A native or inhabitant of the city or district of Pegu (now Bago) in southern Burma (Myanmar), the ancient capital of the Mon people; especially a Mon.
2The Mon-Khmer language of the Peguans; = "Mon". Now rare.
Of or relating to the city or district of Pegu, the Peguans, or their language and culture.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Phillip (fl. 1596–1619), translator. From Pegu + -an.
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