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Origin of Challenge
From Middle English chalenge, assilibated variant of Middle English calenge, calange (“an accusation, claim”), from Old French chalenge, chalonge, assilibated forms of Old French calenge, calonge, from Latin calumnia (“a false accusation, calumny”), from Proto-Indo-European *kēl-, *ḱēl- (“invocation; to beguile, feign, charm, cajole, deceive”). Cognate with Old English hōl (“calumny”).
Middle English chalenge from Old French from Latin calumnia trickery, false accusation calumny V., Middle English chalengen from Old French chalangier from Latin calumniārī from calumnia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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