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- n. A ring.
From Old English bēag ("a ring, bracelet, collar, garland, crown, necklace, a shackle for the neck, a circle, coil"), from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (“ring, bow”), from Proto-Indo-European *bheugh-, *bheug- (“to bend”). Cognate with German dialectal Baug ("ring, collar"), Icelandic baugur ("ring, circle"). Related to bagel. (Wiktionary)