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  • noun historical A ring.

Etymologies

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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.

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    July 25, 2009