peon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a combination of Middle French pion, peon and Spanish peón, both from Late Latin pedō, pedōnem (footsoldier). Doublet of pawn.

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Noun[edit]

peon (plural peons)

  1. A lowly person; a peasant or serf; a labourer who is obliged to do menial work.
  2. (figurative) A person of low rank or importance.
  3. (India, historical) A messenger, foot soldier, or native policeman.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ peon, n.1.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2005.

Further reading[edit]

  • peon” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek παιωνία (paiōnía), from Ancient Greek Παιών (Paiṓn, Paean, physician of the gods)/παιών (paiṓn, a physician).

Noun[edit]

peon m (definite singular peonen, indefinite plural peoner, definite plural peonene)

  1. a peony (genus Paeonia)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hellenistic Ancient Greek παιωνία (paiōnía), from Ancient Greek Παιών (Paiṓn, Paean, physician of the gods)/παιών (paiṓn, a physician).

Noun[edit]

peon m (definite singular peonen, indefinite plural peonar, definite plural peonane)

  1. a peony (genus Paeonia)

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