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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French pain, from Latin panis (bread).



  1. bread
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French pan, from Latin pannus.



  1. Alternative form of pane (fabric, fur; a portion)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for payn in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)