pell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pellis (animal skin, pelt), from Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, sole of the foot).

Noun[edit]

pell (plural pells)

  1. A fur or hide.
  2. A lined cloak or its lining.
  3. A roll of parchment; a record kept on parchment.
    • 1835, Frederick Devon (editor and translator), Issue Roll of Thomas de Brantingham, Bishop of Exeter, Lord High Treasurer of England, Containing Payments Made out of His Majesty′s Revenue in the 44th Year of King Edward III.: A.D. 1370, page xi,
      The clerk of the pell (whose office is in the Lord Treasurer′s gift) keepeth the Pells in parchment, called Pelles Receptæ, wherein every teller′s bill, with his name on it, is to be entred; and under every such bill when it is entred, recordatur to be written in open court, for a controlment to charge the teller with so much money as in the said bill is set downe.
      He also anciently kept another pell, called Pellis Exitus, wherein every dayes issuing of any the moneys paid into the receipt, was to be entered, and by whom and by what warrant, privy seale, or bill, it was paid.
  4. (Sussex) A body of water somewhere between a pond and a lake in size.
  5. An upright post, often padded and covered in hide, used to practice strikes with bladed weapons such as swords or glaives.

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Verb[edit]

pell (third-person singular simple present pells, present participle pelling, simple past and past participle pelled)

  1. To pelt; to knock about.
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Breton[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pell

  1. far

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  • Welsh pell far

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pellis.

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Noun[edit]

pell f (plural pells)

  1. (anatomy) skin
  2. pelt