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pensil

[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/
noun
1.

pencel

or pensil

[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/
noun
1.
a small pennon, as at the head of a lance.
Also, pennoncel, penoncel [pen-uh n-sel] /ˈpɛn ənˌsɛl/ (Show IPA).
Origin of pencel
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Anglo-French, syncopated variant of penoncel pennoncel
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pencel

/ˈpɛnsəl/
noun
1.
a small pennon, originally one carried by a knight's squire
Word Origin
C13: via Anglo-French from Old French penoncel a little pennon
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