Definition of pencel in English:

pencel

(also pencil)

noun

rare, historical, archaic
  • A small pennon or streamer. Now historical and rare.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Layamon (fl. 1250), poet. From Anglo-Norman pencel, reduced form of penoncel pennoncel. Compare post-classical Latin pencellus, penecellus, penesellus, penocellus, penicellus. Compare Middle Dutch pinceel, pinseel.

Pronunciation

pencel

/ˈpɛns(ə)l/