from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional Tuscan ball game played in the street.
  • n. A rectangular piece of cloth worn by ladies in Ancient Rome and fastened with brooches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An oblong rectangular piece of cloth, worn by Roman ladies, and fastened with brooches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, a full outer robe or wrap, akin to the Greek himation, worn out of doors by women.
  • n. Eccles., an altar-cloth; a piece of altar-linen (palla altaris); especially, a corporal (palla corporalis, palla dominica), or a chalice-pall.


Italian palla ("ball"). (Wiktionary)
Latin. pall ("a cloak"). (Wiktionary)



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