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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Vulgar Latin *perpetaneus, from perpes (uninterrupted).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

parpaing m (plural parpaings)

  1. perpend stone, through stone
  2. (metonymically) breeze-block (building block)

AdjectiveEdit

parpaing (feminine singular parpaigne, masculine plural parpaings, feminine plural parpaignes)

  1. through (stone, ashlar).

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