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pall

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[ pawl ]
/ pɔl /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to cover with or as with a pall.
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Origin of pall

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First recorded before 900; Middle English pal, palle “fine cloth; cloak; robe,” Old English pæll, from Latin pallium “cloak”

OTHER WORDS FROM pall

pall-like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pall

pale, pall , pallor

Other definitions for pall (2 of 2)

pall2
[ pawl ]
/ pɔl /

verb (used without object)
to have a wearying or tiresome effect (usually followed by on or upon).
to become distasteful or unpleasant.
to become satiated or cloyed with something.
verb (used with object)
to satiate or cloy.
to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.

Origin of pall

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English pallen “impair; weaken”; shortened variant of appall
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British Dictionary definitions for pall (1 of 2)

pall1
/ (pɔːl) /

noun
verb
(tr) to cover or depress with a pall

Word Origin for pall

Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium

British Dictionary definitions for pall (2 of 2)

pall2
/ (pɔːl) /

verb
(intr often foll by on) to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)history classes palled on me
to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated

Word Origin for pall

C14: variant of appal
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