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piller

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EtymologyEdit

Partly from Anglo-Norman pilour, from Old French piller "to plunder" (more at pillage)

NounEdit

piller (plural pillers)

  1. (obsolete) A plunderer or thief.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X, chapter xlviij:
      Thenne he horsed his bretheren ageyne and sayd bretheren ye oughte to be ashamed to falle so of your horses / What is a Knyght but whan he is on horsbak / I sett not by a knyght whanne he is on foote / for all batails on fote ar but pelowres batails / For there shold no Knyghte syghte on foote / but yf hit were for treason / or els he were dryuen therto by force

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piller c

  1. plural indefinite of pille

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piller

  1. present tense of pille

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French pillier, piller, itself possibly from Vulgar Latin *piliāre, from Late Latin pilāre, present active infinitive of pilō, from Latin pilus, or alternatively from a derivative of Latin pilleus. Compare also Occitan pilhar, Italian pigliare, Spanish pillar, Portuguese pilhar.

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piller

  1. to plunder; to pillage

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pillier, piller.

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piller

  1. to plunder; to pillage

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

piller

  1. Alternative form of pillier

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ill, *-ills, *-illt are modified to il, iz, it. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pilula.

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piller n

  1. a pill (a small portion of a drug or drugs to be taken orally)

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