EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Origin of palsgrave 1540–50;
early Dutch paltsgrave
); cognate with
imperial count. See
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Examples from the Web for palsgrave Historical Examples of 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." British Dictionary definitions for palsgrave noun archaic a German count palatine Derived Forms palsgravine ( ˈpɔːlzɡrəˌviːn), fem n Word Origin for palsgrave
C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch
paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count
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Word Origin and History for palsgrave n.
1540s, "a count palatine," from Middle Dutch
palsgrave, from pals "palace" (from Latin palatium, see palace) + grave (Dutch graaf) "count" (see margrave). Cf. cognate Middle High German pfalzgrave, German Pfalzgraf.
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