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EtymologyEdit

ply +‎ -er

NounEdit

plier (plural pliers)

  1. One who plies.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plicāre, present active infinitive of plicō. 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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VerbEdit

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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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

plier

  1. to fold

ConjugationEdit

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

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