peyne

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French peine, paine

Noun[edit]

peyne (plural peynes)

  1. pain (feeling of suffering)

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pectinem, accusative of pecten.

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Noun[edit]

peyne m (plural peynes)

  1. comb
    • c. 1250: Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 27r.
      […] ¬ ſi deſpues en aquella agua moiaré el peyne ¬ peynaré con el los cabellos tinnen ſe negros de tintura q́ dura muy grand tiempo.
      […] and if after they were to wet the comb in that water and comb their hair with it, they would be dyed black with a very long-lasting dye.

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