pentangle

[pen-tang-guh l]

noun


Nearby words

  1. pentamethonium bromide,
  2. pentamethylene,
  3. pentamethylenediamine,
  4. pentamidine,
  5. pentane,
  6. pentangular,
  7. pentanoic acid,
  8. pentapiperium methylsulfate,
  9. pentaploid,
  10. pentapody

Origin of pentangle

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pentangle

pentangle

noun

another name for pentagram
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Word Origin and History for pentangle

pentangle

n.

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

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