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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English pæll, from Latin pallium (cloak, covering).

NounEdit

pall (plural palls)

  1. (archaic) Fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes.
  2. (Christianity) A cloth used for various purposes on the altar in a church.
  3. (Christianity) A piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one side, used to cover the chalice.
  4. (Christianity) A pallium (woollen vestment in Roman Catholicism).
    • Fuller
      About this time Pope Gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, — the one for London, the other for York.
  5. (heraldry) A figure resembling the Roman Catholic pallium, or pall, and having the form of the letter Y.
  6. A heavy canvas, especially one laid over a coffin or tomb.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate (2006), page 150:
      Thirty years or so later, a woman was put to death for stealing the purple pall from his sarcophagus, a strange, crazy crime, []
  7. An outer garment; a cloak or mantle.
  8. (obsolete) nausea
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shaftesbury to this entry?)
  9. A feeling of gloom.
    A pall came over the crowd when the fourth goal was scored.
    The early election results cast a pall over what was supposed to be a celebration.
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VerbEdit

pall (third-person singular simple present palls, present participle palling, simple past and past participle palled)

  1. To cloak.
    Lady Macbeth: Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell (Macbeth Act I Scene v lines 48–9).

Etymology 2Edit

Aphetism from appall. Possibly influenced by the figurative meaning of the unrelated noun.

VerbEdit

pall (third-person singular simple present palls, present participle palling, simple past and past participle palled)

  1. (transitive) To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
    • Atterbury
      Reason and reflection [] pall all his enjoyments.
  2. (intransitive) To become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, life, spirit, or taste.
    The liquor palls.
    • Addison
      Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, / Fades in the eye, and palls upon the sense.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VI
      We are all becoming accustomed to adventure. It is beginning to pall on us. We suffered no casualties and there was no illness.

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *palei-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pel- 'to speak with a loud voice'. Cognate to Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌹𐌻𐌻𐍉𐌽 (spillōn, to proclaim)[1].

VerbEdit

pall (first-person singular past tense palla, participle pallë/pallur)

  1. To cry, hee-haw.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanische Etymologien (Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz), Bardhyl Demiraj, Leiden Studies in Indo-European 7; Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997, p.365

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From either German Ball or Middle Low German bal.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pall (genitive palli, partitive palli)

  1. (sports) ball

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LivonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Akin to Estonian paluma.

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pall

  1. ask

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Finnic *paladak.

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pall

  1. burn

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse pallr

NounEdit

pall m (definite singular pallen, indefinite plural paller, definite plural pallene)

  1. a pallet (portable platform on which goods are stacked for transport)
  2. a podium (especially for winners of a sporting event)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse pallr

NounEdit

pall m (definite singular pallen, indefinite plural pallar, definite plural pallane)

  1. a pallet (portable platform on which goods are stacked for transport)
  2. a podium (especially for winners of a sporting event)

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SwedishEdit

 
pall[4] = pawl (2)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pall c

  1. a stool; a chair without armrests or a back
  2. (sports) a podium for prize ceremonies
  3. a pallet; a movable platform, constructed to be moved by forklifts
  4. a pawl (a pin in a ratchet gear)
    att stå pall
    to cope, to stand against pressure
  5. (dated, slang) an apple

DeclensionEdit

Declension of pall 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pall pallen pallar pallarna
Genitive palls pallens pallars pallarnas
Declension of pall 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pall pallet pall pallen
Genitive palls pallets palls pallens

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

pall m (plural pallon)

  1. tent

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