p parley

Parley

[pahr-lee]
noun
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parley (ˈpɑːlɪ)
 
n
1.  a discussion, esp between enemies under a truce to decide terms of surrender, etc
 
vb
2.  (intr) to discuss, esp with an enemy under a truce
3.  (tr) to speak (a foreign language)
 
[C16: from French, from parler to talk, from Medieval Latin parabolāre, from Late Latin parabola speech, parable]
 
'parleyer
 
n

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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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