plash

plash

1 [plash]
noun
1.
a gentle splash.
2.
a pool or puddle.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
to splash gently.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English plasch pool, puddle, Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably of imitative orig.

plashingly, adverb
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plash

2 [plash]
verb (used with object)

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French plaissier, derivative of plais hedge < Vulgar Latin *plaxum < ?

plasher, noun
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plash1 (plæʃ)
 
vb, —n
a less common word for splash
 
[Old English plæsc, probably imitative; compare Dutch plas]

plash2 (plæʃ)
 
vb
another word for pleach
 
[C15: from Old French plassier, from plais hedge, woven fence, from Latin plectere to plait; compare pleach]

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plash
"small puddle, wet ground," O.E. plæsc "pool of water, puddle," probably onomatopoeic (cf. Du. plassen, Ger. platschen). Meaning "noise made by splashing" is first recorded 1513.
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