plash

1
[plash]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to splash gently.

Origin of plash

1
before 1000; Middle English plasch pool, puddle, Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably of imitative orig.
Related formsplash·ing·ly, adverb

plash

2
[plash]
verb (used with object)
  1. pleach.

Origin of plash

2
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French plaissier, derivative of plais hedge < Vulgar Latin *plaxum < ?
Related formsplash·er, noun
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plash

1
verb, noun
  1. a less common word for splash

Word Origin for plash

Old English plæsc, probably imitative; compare Dutch plas

plash

2
verb
  1. another word for pleach

Word Origin for plash

C15: from Old French plassier, from plais hedge, woven fence, from Latin plectere to plait; compare pleach
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Word Origin and History for plash
n.

"small puddle, shallow pool, wet ground," Old English plæsc "pool of water, puddle," probably imitative (cf. Dutch plass "pool"). Meaning "noise made by splashing" is first recorded 1510s.

v.1

"to splash," 1580s, from plash (n.) and also imitative (cf. Dutch plassen, German platschen). Related: Plashed; plashing.

v.2

"to interlace," late 15c., from Old French plaissier, from Latin plectere "to plait" (see complex (adj.)). Related: Plashed; plashing.

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