pleon

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pleon (plural pleons)

  1. (zoology) the abdomen of a crustacean

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from Proto-Germanic *plehaną, but ultimate origin unknown. The OED comments "perhaps ult. borrowed from a non-Germanic language, although this would be unusual for a strong verb." Cognate with Old Frisian plega, Middle Dutch plien, pleghen (Dutch plegen (carry out)), Old Saxon plegan (Low German plegen), Old High German pflegan (German pflegen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

plēon

  1. (with genitive) to endanger, risk

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.