pease

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English pise, from Late Latin pisa, variant of Latin pisum (pea), from Ancient Greek πίσον (pison), variant of πίσος (pisos).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pease (plural peasen)

  1. (archaic) form of pea, then later of peas
Usage notesEdit
  • The original singular was pease, and the plural was peasen. Over the centuries, pease became used as the plural, peasen was dropped, pea was created as a new singular, and finally pease was respelled peas.
Related termsEdit
  • pease porridge
  • Pease Porridge Hot
  • pease pudding

Etymology 2Edit

From Anglo-Norman paiser, pesser et al., Old French paisier, aphetic form of apaisier (to appease). Probably also partly from aphetic use of appease.

VerbEdit

pease (third-person singular simple present peases, present participle peasing, simple past and past participle peased)

  1. (obsolete) To make peace between (conflicting people, states etc.); to reconcile.
  2. (obsolete) To bring (a war, conflict) to an end.
  3. (obsolete) To placate, appease (someone).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XXVIII:
      And yf this come to the rulers eares, we wyll pease him, and make you safe.
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 02:54