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pye

[pahy] /paɪ/
noun, Ecclesiastical
1.
pie4 .
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40
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British Dictionary definitions for pye

pie5

/paɪ/
noun
1.
(history) a book for finding the Church service for any particular day
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin pica almanac; see pica1

pye

/paɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of pie5
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