disple

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently a reduced form of discipline.

Verb[edit]

disple (third-person singular simple present disples, present participle displing, simple past and past participle displed)

  1. (obsolete) To discipline; to subject to discipline or punishment, especially for religious purposes.
    • 1590, Edmund Spendser, The Faerie Queene, I.x:
      And bitter Penance with an yron whip, / Was wont him once to disple euery day [...].

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