pencel
or pencil noun Etymology: Middle English pencel, from Anglo-French pencel, penuncel Date: 13th century pennoncel

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  • Pencel — Pen cel, n. [See {Pennoncel}.] A small, narrow flag or streamer borne at the top of a lance; called also {pennoncel}. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pencel — [pen′səl] n. [ME < Anglo Fr, contr. < OFr penoncel, dim. of penon,PENNON] Archaic a small pennon, or narrow flag …   English World dictionary

  • pencel — sb. == pennon, banner. Alys. 2688. Fr. pencel. Lat. penna …   Oldest English Words

  • pencel — /pen seuhl/, n. a small pennon, as at the head of a lance. Also, pensil, pennoncel, penoncel. [1225 75; ME < AF, syncopated var. of penoncel PENNONCEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • pencel — noun /ˈpɛnsəl/ a) A small pennon. b) a small banner …   Wiktionary

  • Pencel — Small *pennon or streamer; also, in the late 14c, a token or favour, such as a handkerchief or scarf, given by a lady to a *knight at a *joust. The word is a form of *pennoncel …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • pencel — pen·cel …   English syllables

  • pencel — pen•cel [[t]ˈpɛn səl[/t]] n. a small pennon, as at the head of a lance • Etymology: 1225–75; ME < AF, syncopated var. of penoncel, dim. ofpenon pennon …   From formal English to slang

  • pencel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pennoncel — Pencel Pen cel, n. [See {Pennoncel}.] A small, narrow flag or streamer borne at the top of a lance; called also {pennoncel}. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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