poleige (s.xiiex)

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poleige (s.xiiex)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 9,125b polidion; Gdf: 6,348c poulie; GdfC: 10,390b poulie; TL: 7,1374 polie; DEAF:  polie; DMF:  poulie; TLF:  poulie; OED:  pulley n.1; MED:  puli n.; DMLBS: 2333b poliva ]
palley;  poleye;  pulie,  pulley  

Although the word is probably Latin/Greek in origin, English may well have developed an association with the verb to pull, which is Germanic in origin (cf. OED etymology of pulley). Whilst this may also have influenced the Anglo-Norman word, its origin remains romance.


1implementpulley, winch, mechanical device consisting of a wheel or axle with a cable or rope passing round it, used for raising or lowering weights
( s.xiiex; MS: c.1200 )  troclea dicitur 'pulie' romanice, per quam facilius corda labitur  145.115
( 1294-95 )  Ad extrahendum le palley et le fraunt topp  E101/5/8
ship.implementpulley for hoisting or hauling ropes
( 1347-59 )  En quatre trossepoleiges, quatre poleiges pur stetyngez et quatre ysepoleigez deliverez al cogg Johan [...]  iii 147
( 1419-22 ) .j. copull de pendantz pro les pollances, .ij. haliers, .iiij. pulleys, .ij. knyghtes cum .iiij. shivers  i 72
polir#2  polankre  poletwyn  polive  polivestokke  pollance  pulein#1  ysepoleige 
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