plenish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Scots plenish, from the stem of Anglo-Norman plenir, from plein (full).

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Verb[edit]

plenish (third-person singular simple present plenishes, present participle plenishing, simple past and past participle plenished)

  1. (archaic, chiefly Scotland) To fill up, to stock or supply (something). [from 15th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 794-5:
      By the time they went back to the bar the expressionless peasant behind it had set up two glasses and plenished them with yellow rum and sugar upon which he now poured hot water before pushing them forward and motioning to them with his head to drink.
  2. (chiefly Scotland) Specifically, to stock land or a house (with livestock or furniture). [from 15th c.]