peise

noun
\ ˈpāz, ˈpēz \
plural -s

Definition of peise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 dialectal, British : weight
2 dialectal, British : balance, poise

peise

verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of peise (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 dialectal, British : to have weight : weigh
2 dialectal, British : to bear down with weight

transitive verb

1 dialectal, British : to estimate the weight of : weigh (as in the hand)
2 dialectal, British : to exert weight or force upon : open or lift by force

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History and Etymology for peise

Noun

Middle English peis, from Old North French, from Latin pensum

Verb

Middle English peisen, from Old North French peser (3d person singular present indicative peise), from Latin pensare to weigh (something)

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“Peise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peise. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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