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Parley

[pahr-lee] /ˈpɑr li/
noun
1.
Peter, pen name of Samuel Griswold Goodrich.
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parley

/ˈpɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a discussion, esp between enemies under a truce to decide terms of surrender, etc
verb
2.
(intransitive) to discuss, esp with an enemy under a truce
3.
(transitive) to speak (a foreign language)
Derived Forms
parleyer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from French, from parler to talk, from Medieval Latin parabolāre, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable
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Word Origin and History for p parley
parley
"conference," especially with an enemy, 1449, from M.Fr. parlée, from fem. pp. of O.Fr. parler "to speak," from L.L. parabolare "to speak (in parables)," from parabola "speech, discourse," from L. parabola "comparison" (see parable). The verb is 14c., probably a separate borrowing of O.Fr. parler.
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