pen-


variant of pene- before a vowel: penannular.

Nearby words

  1. pen drive,
  2. pen friend,
  3. pen name,
  4. pen pal,
  5. pen pusher,
  6. pen-based,
  7. pen-friend,
  8. pen-pal,
  9. pen.,
  10. penal

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Word Origin and History for pen-

pen-

Brythonic for "head;" common in place names in Cornwall and Wales (e.g. Penzance, see also Pendragon).

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