pencel

pencel

[pen-suhl]
noun
a small pennon, as at the head of a lance.


Origin:
1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, syncopated variant of penoncel pennoncel

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pencel, pensel or pensil (ˈpɛnsəl)
 
n
a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight's squire
 
[C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon]
 
pensel, pensel or pensil
 
n
 
[C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon]
 
pensil, pensel or pensil
 
n
 
[C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon]

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