meaning of Shakespeare line-'ungnem'

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 29 20:08:17 UTC 2004

I could always muddle this out, but when I have a scholarly community, and up against a deadline, I opt for easy.

OED cites under 'Latin' , specifically bad Latin, dog Latin, etc.

   1588 Love's Labors Lost, V. i. 83  "Oh I smell False Latine, 'dunghel' for 'ungnem.'

I assume 'dunghel'= dung hill

What does 'ungnem' mean?

Sam Clements

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