Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong rectangular piece of cloth, worn by Roman ladies, and fastened with brooches.

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

Etymologies

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Latin. pall ("a cloak").

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Italian palla ("ball").

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