Did you perchance mean natron?
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete and more original form of apron.
“Perhaps Mike would also propose that we rescind the great vowel shift, and that we should no longer use the words apron or adder, because they were earlier napron and nadder, and people got a bit confused about the way they related to the indefinite article -- a napron got construed as an apron, etc.”
“Another mark of refinement is the resort to the napron, corruptly apron, to protect the dress during the performance of kitchen work.”
“In contrast to supposed words that never did exist, are real words that exist through a mistake, such as apron and adder, where the n, which really belongs to the word itself, has been supposed, mistakenly, to belong to the article; thus apron should be napron (Fr. naperon), and adder should be nadder (A. - S. næddre).”
“In contrast to supposed words that never did exist, are real words that exist through a mistake, such as _apron_ and _adder_, where the _n_, which really belongs to the word itself, has been supposed, mistakenly, to belong to the article; thus apron should be napron (Fr. _naperon_), and adder should be nadder (A. - S. _n < ae > ddre_).”
“Nowt even a napron, fit for thy wark as maaid at serviss; an 'parson a gettin' tha plaace at Hall!”
“Lucrece lacketh both a hood and a napron, and thine own partlets have not yet so much as the first stitch set in them.”
“In the same way, Dent writes, a nadder, a noumpere and a napron became an 'adder,' 'umpire' and”
“The change from numble pie to umble pie to humble pie, attributed to "some anonymous punster in the time of William the Conqueror," was actually due to the same influences that changed a napron to an apron in the first instance and to the characteristic weakening of the initial h in English, heard today in an historical, an hilarious, etc.”
“We could expect such a fastidious foe of provection to need no napron to eat an ewt.”
“Examples are an umpire < a nompere; an adder < a nadder; an apron < a napron (compare napery); and an orange < a narancia (compare Spanish naranja).”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘napron’.
Looking for tweets for napron.