Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete formpain.
  • noun A punishment more commonly called peine forte et dure. See below.

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  • noun law Pain or punishment.

Etymologies

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From Old French peine, from Latin poena, from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinē, "penalty, fine, bloodmoney").

Examples

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • Note the necessity to put the i in peine to distinguish the two words by hearing instead of by context.

    he Spanish letter"e"

  • When I mentioned it to my friend Amy she asked if she could go along, too, as she'd always wanted to go to Salem and is fascinated by the Witch Trials that occurred there in 1692 which resulted in the deaths of 19 accused witches by hanging and 1 (Gills Cory) by a form of torture called peine forte et dure, or being pressed to death.

    Are We There Yet??

  • Also, I shouted to my sister-in law, while I was in the bathroom shower and she was outside, "¿Has visto mi peine?", but left out the i.

    What a difference one letter can make!

  • Also, I shouted to my sister-in law, while I was in the bathroom shower and she was outside, "¿Has visto mi peine?", but left out the i.

    What a difference one letter can make!

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