Pall



[pawl] /pɔl/

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.

5.
Heraldry. .
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.
[pawl] /pɔl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to have a wearying or tiresome effect (usually followed by on or upon).
2.
to become distasteful or unpleasant.
3.
to become satiated or cloyed with something.
verb (used with object)
4.
to satiate or cloy.
5.
to make dull, distasteful, or unpleasant.
/pɔːl/
noun
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)

7.
an obsolete word for cloak
verb
8.
(transitive) to cover or depress with a pall
/pɔːl/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by on. to become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to): history classes palled on me
2.
to cloy or satiate, or become cloyed or satiated
n.

Old English pæll “rich cloth or cloak, purple robe, altar cloth,” from Latin pallium “cloak, coverlet, 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” (mid-15c.) led to figurative sense of “dark, gloomy mood” (1742).
v.

“become tiresome,” 1700, from Middle English pallen “to become faint, fail in strength” (late 14c.), shortened form of appallen “to dismay, fill with horror or disgust” (see appall). Related: Palled; palling.

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