parclose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman parclos, perclose et al., Middle French parclose ‎(end, enclosure), noun use of past participle of parclore ‎(to enclose).

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Noun[edit]

parclose ‎(plural parcloses)

  1. A partition that closes off part of a building; especially one that separates an altar or chapel from the rest of a church.
  2. (obsolete) An enclosed area, especially one separated from the main body of a building by a screen or partition.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter Tercium, in Le Morte Darthur, book XIV:
      Thenne syr Percyual aspyed that therin was a man or a woman / for the vysage was couerd / thenne he left of his lokyng and herd his seruyse / And whan hit came to the sacrynge / he that lay within that Percloos dressid hym vp and vncouerd his heede / and thenne hym besemed a passynge old man / and he had a crowne of gold vpon his hede

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Noun[edit]

parclose f ‎(oblique plural parcloses, nominative singular parclose, nominative plural parcloses)

  1. end; finish

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