piller

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partly from Anglo-Norman pilour, from Old French piller "to plunder" (more at pillage)

Noun[edit]

piller (plural pillers)

  1. (obsolete) A plunderer or thief.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xlviij, in Le Morte Darthur, book X:
      Thenne he horsed his bretheren ageyne and sayd bretheren ye oughte to be ashamed to falle so of your horses / What is a Knyght but whan he is on horsbak / I sett not by a knyght whanne he is on foote / for all batails on fote ar but pelowres batails / For there shold no Knyghte syghte on foote / but yf hit were for treason / or els he were dryuen therto by force
  2. Eye dialect spelling of pillow.
    • 1903, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
      "What are you layin' on your good bed in the daytime for, messin' up the feathers, and dirtyin' the pillers with your dusty boots?"

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piller c

  1. indefinite plural of pille

Verb[edit]

piller

  1. present of pille

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French piller, from Old French pillier, piller, itself possibly from Vulgar Latin *piliāre, from Late Latin pilāre, present active infinitive of pilō, from Latin pilus, or alternatively from a derivative of Latin pilleus. Compare also Occitan pilhar, Italian pigliare, Spanish pillar, Portuguese pilhar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pi.je/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

piller

  1. to plunder; to pillage

Conjugation[edit]

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Further reading[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pillier, piller.

Verb[edit]

piller

  1. to plunder; to pillage

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: piller

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

piller m or f

  1. indefinite plural of pille

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

piller f

  1. indefinite plural of pille

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

piller

  1. Alternative form of pillier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ill, *-ills, *-illt are modified to il, iz, it. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piller n

  1. a pill (a small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally)

Declension[edit]

Declension of piller 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative piller pillret piller pillren
Genitive pillers pillrets pillers pillrens