- skip - Brewer’s

Pall

,

the covering thrown over a coffin, is the Latin pallium, a square piece of cloth used by the Romans to throw over their shoulders, or to cover them in bed; hence a coverlet.

Pall, the long sweeping robe, is the Roman palla, worn only by princes and women of honest fame. This differed greatly from the pallium, which was worn by freemen and slaves, soldiers, and philosophers.

2


“Sometimes let gorgeous Tragedy

In sceptred pall come sweeping by.”


Milton: Il Penseroso

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Palēs
Palestine Soup
Palestra
Palestrina or Pelestrina
Paletot [pal-e-to]
Palimpsest
Palindrome
Palinode
Palinurus (in English, Palinure)
Palissy Ware
Pall
Pall-bearers
Pall Mall
Pallace
Palladium
Pallas
Pallet
Palliate
Palm
Palm Off (To)
Palm Oil