Talk:painter

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2 different meanings[edit]

The word meaning "A rope connected to the bow of a boat" has different ethymology[sic] - so it should be described in a different section (Noun I & Noun II). --Al Silonov 12:10, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

What is that different etymology? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:41, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
In Oxford Dictionary: Origin: Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare with Old French pentoir ‘something from which to hang things’... --Al Silonov (talk) 21:42, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Here's a link to a detailed entry (updated/direct link to actual page w/entry) on "painter" from Skeat's 1910 An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language. (May be US-only access...) --Dfred (talk) 19:39, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Mountain lion?[edit]

Sense: 'A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther"'. Can anyone confirm this? Sounds like it might be US. Not all English-speaking regions, I'd doubt it. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

s:For the Liberty of Texas/Chapter 13 confirms this usage in the US Southwest. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:21, 4 June 2012 (UTC)