1) A case or sheath for pens, formerly carried at the girdle.

1504 vj long pennurs vd, York

1558 my silke girdle with a siluer pennar and a siluer bockle, Ledstone. Alternative spellings were common: 1557 a gyrdyll hernysyd wyth a pynder of siluer and a buckle, Pontefract

1558 Thomas Dursay ... a garnished girdle with buckle and penard of silver, Warter.

spellings penard
dates 1504 1557 1558

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