pleyn

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Anglo-Norman pleyn, one of the variants of Old French plain, from Latin planus.

Adjective[edit]

pleyn

  1. clear; unambiguous
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      This is the poynt, to speken short and pleyn
      This is the point, to speak briefly and clearly

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pleyn m (oblique and nominative feminine singular pleyne)

  1. Alternative form of plein