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 Pen Name,Penang Lawyers. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pen and Feather
are varieties of the same word, the root being the Sanskrit pat, to fly. (We have the Sanskrit pattra, a wing or instrument for flying; Latin, petna on penna, pen; Greek, pteron; Teutonic, phathra; Anglo-Saxon, fether; our “feather.”)   1
   Analogous examples are TEAR and LARME, NAG and EQUUS, WIG and PERUKE, HEART and CŒUR, etc.   2

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