English

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Etymology

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ply +‎ -er

Pronunciation

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  • Audio (US):(file)

Noun

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plier (plural pliers)

  1. One who plies.
  2. attributive form of pliers
    a 3-piece plier kit

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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin plicāre. This produced Old French ploiier, pleier in Old French, which was later changed analogically under the influence of the stressed stem pli-.

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Verb

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plier

  1. (transitive) to fold (bend (something) over; arrange by folding)
  2. to fold up
  3. to bend
  4. to mess up; to do in; to damage
  5. (figuratively) to kill, kill off (a game)

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Maltese

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Etymology

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From Italo-Romance (compare Italian piliere), from Old French piler, from Vulgar Latin *pilāre, derived from pila.

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plier m (plural plieri)

  1. pillar
    Synonym: kolonna

Middle French

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Etymology

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Modified from Old French pleier, ploiier under the influence of the stressed stem pli-.

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plier

  1. to fold

Conjugation

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  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants

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  • French: plier