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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bengel, from Old High German *bengil (club", "stick", "hammer), from Proto-Germanic *bangilaz (club, hammer), from Proto-Germanic *bang- (to beat).

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Bengel m (genitive Bengels, plural Bengel)

  1. (archaic) a club wielded as a weapon
  2. a young rascal
  3. (derogatory or affectionate)[1] a knave, a boy

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