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pentangle

[pen-tang-guh l]
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noun
  1. pentagram.

Origin of pentangle

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pent(a)-, angle1
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Historical Examples

  • Five, certainly, would be an appropriate word for the pentangle.

    Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism

    Thomas Inman

  • And if a right line inscribed do countervaile the sides of the sexangle and decangle, it is the side of the pentangle.


British Dictionary definitions for pentangle

pentangle

noun
  1. another name for pentagram
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Word Origin and History for pentangle

n.

c.1300; see penta- + angle (n.). In some early uses perhaps a corruption of pentacle. Related: Pentangular.

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