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ˈspɛŋ glər, ˈʃpɛŋ-spen·gler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Spengler, Oswald Spenglernoun

    German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)


  1. spengler

    Spengler typically refers to Oswald Spengler, a German historian and philosopher known for his work "The Decline of the West" in which he proposed a cyclical theory of the rise and fall of civilizations. Additionally, "Spengler" is a German surname, derived from the Middle High German word "spengel" meaning clasp or buckle, traditionally associated with someone who made buckles. It can also refer to a character in Ghostbusters franchise, Egon Spengler. The term does not have a general definition as it is a specific name, but its meaning would be determined by its given context.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spengler is ranked #13871 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spengler surname appeared 2,178 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Spengler.

    94.4% or 2,056 total occurrences were White.
    2.5% or 55 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.2% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spengler in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spengler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. transparent
    • B. dependable
    • C. urban
    • D. opaque

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