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palla

[pal-uh]
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noun, plural pal·lae [pal-ee] /ˈpæl i/.
  1. a voluminous square of cloth draped around the body as a mantle or wrap, worn by women of ancient Rome.
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Origin of palla

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1700–10
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Historical Examples

  • She kissed Palla Dumont on both cheeks, holding her hands tightly.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Marya turned her head leisurely, to hear what Palla was saying to her.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • “I had heard the volley that killed her,” said Palla, in explanation, to nobody in particular.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • To meet God unexpectedly is nothing to scare one, is it, Palla?

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Sometimes,” murmured Palla, “my anxiety makes me almost sick.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers