palllike

pall

1 [pawl]
noun
1.
a cloth, often of velvet, for spreading over a coffin, bier, or tomb.
2.
a coffin.
3.
anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, especially with darkness or gloom.
4.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
pallium ( def 2b ).
b.
a linen cloth or a square cloth-covered piece of cardboard used to cover a chalice.
5.
Heraldry. pairle.
6.
Archaic. a cloth spread upon an altar; corporal.
7.
Archaic. a garment, especially a robe, cloak, or the like.
verb (used with object)
8.
to cover with or as with a pall.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English pæll pope's pallium < Latin pallium cloak

pall-like, adjective


3. shadow, melancholy, oppression.
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pall1 (pɔːl)
 
n
1.  a cloth covering, usually black, spread over a coffin or tomb
2.  a coffin, esp during the funeral ceremony
3.  a dark heavy covering; shroud: the clouds formed a pall over the sky
4.  a depressing or oppressive atmosphere: her bereavement cast a pall on the party
5.  heraldry an ordinary consisting of a Y-shaped bearing
6.  Christianity
 a.  a small square linen cloth with which the chalice is covered at the Eucharist
 b.  an archaic word for pallium
7.  an obsolete word for cloak
 
vb
8.  (tr) to cover or depress with a pall
 
[Old English pæll, from Latin: pallium]

pall2 (pɔːl)
 
vb (often foll by on)
1.  to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me
2.  to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
 
[C14: variant of appal]

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pall
O.E. pæll "rich cloth, cloak, altar cloth," from L. pallium "cloak, covering," in Tertullian, the garment worn by Christians instead of the Roman toga; related to pallo "robe, cloak," palla "long upper garment of Roman women," perhaps from the root of pellis "skin." Notion of "cloth spread over
a coffin" (c.1440) led to fig. sense of "dark, gloomy mood" (1742).

pall
"become tiresome," 1700, from M.E. pallen "to become faint, fail in strength" (late 14c.), aphetic form of appallen "to dismay, fill with horror or disgust" (see appall).
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