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Etymology 1Edit

Late Middle English, from British Vulgar Latin peta, probably ultimately from a Celtic language such as an unattested Pictish or Brythonic source, in turn possibly from Proto-Brythonic *peθ (portion, segment, piece).

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NounEdit

peat (countable and uncountable, plural peats)

  1. Soil formed of dead but not fully decayed plants found in bog areas, often burned as fuel. [from 14th c.]
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare pet (a favourite).

NounEdit

peat (plural peats)

  1. (obsolete) A pet, a darling; a woman.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kuhn, Sherman (1982): Middle English Dictionary, Part 3, p. 880

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