A stack of bagels.
Origin of bagelnorth eastern Yiddish beygl ; from Middle High German an unverified form bougel from source Austrian German beugel, kind of croissant; akin to German bügel, stirrup, origin, originally ring ; from beugen, to bend: for Indo-European base see bow
Origin of bagelYiddish beygl, from Middle High German *b&odie;ugel, diminutive of bouc, ring, from Old High German boug; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
From Yiddish בייגל (beygl), ultimately from Old High German bouc, boug- (“ring, bracelet”), from Old High German boug (“ring”), from Proto-Germanic *baug- (“ring”) plus Proto-Germanic *-il (“noun suffix”); cf. obsolete English bee (“metal ring, bracelet”), Middle English bege, beh, Old English bēag, bēah, Old Frisian bāg, Old Saxon bōg, Middle Low German bōg, Old Norse baugr, all from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (“ring”); also compare dialectal Austrian German Beugel, Beigel.