spangel

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From spang (a small piece of ornamental metal; a spangle; a small ornament; a bowl or cup), equivalent to spang +‎ -el

Noun[edit]

spangel

  1. small piece of ornamental metal, spangle; a small ornament
    A litell cheyne of gold wyth a perle hangyng therby and ij spangell of gold. — Paston Letters, 1462

References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary