peise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English peysen, from Anglo-Norman peiser, peser and Middle French peser, from Latin pēnsāre (literally weigh). Doublet with poise.

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Verb[edit]

peise (third-person singular simple present peises, present participle peising, simple past and past participle peised)

  1. (obsolete) To weigh or measure the weight of; to poise.
  2. (obsolete, figuratively) To weigh or take the measure of (an immaterial object).
  3. (obsolete, figuratively) To weigh down, retard

Noun[edit]

peise (plural peises)

  1. (obsolete, dialectal, UK) A weight; a poise.
    • (Can we date this quote by Piers Plowman and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?) Piers Plowman
      To weigh pence with a peise.
  2. (obsolete) A heavy blow, an impact.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

peise

  1. Alternative form of pese