- a German count palatine.
Origin of palsgrave
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Examples from the Web for palsgrave
I wete my whystell, as good drinkers do'; Palsgrave, p. 780.
He refers us to Palsgrave, who has some curious examples of it.
Skelton uses the word (Garland of Laurell, 963); and it is given in Palsgrave.
Palsgrave has:—'Stamell, fyne worstede, estamine'; and—'Stamyne, estamine.'
Palsgrave has both the noun and the verb in this form: "Scarre, to scar crowes, espouventail."
- archaic a German count palatine
C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count
Word Origin and History for palsgrave
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