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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman pleyn, one of the variants of Old French plain, from Latin planus.

AdjectiveEdit

pleyn

  1. clear; unambiguous
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      This is the poynt, to speken short and pleyn
      This is the point, to speak briefly and clearly

DescendantsEdit

  • English: plain

Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pleyn m (oblique and nominative feminine singular pleyne)

  1. Alternative form of plein