[pen-tang-guh l]
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Origin of pentangle

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pent(a)-, angle1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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