Her. Describes a shield divided into equal parts or stripes which are coloured or tinctured alternately. [< OldFr. pale < Lat. palus = a stake or stick]

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  • paly — palỹ (dial.) praep. su gen., acc. žr. palig: 1. Te buvo graži pieva, žolės palỹ kelių Tvr. [V]anduo palỹ kelių Dsn. Palỹ juosmenio visas kruvinas, sudaužytas Vdš. 2. Palỹ upę liepė tvartą statyt Kb. 3. žr. pagal 10: Ana (motina) paly… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Paly — Pal y, a. [From {Pale}, a.] Pale; wanting color; dim. [Poetic] Shak. Whittier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paly — Pal y, a. [Cf. F. pal[ e]. See {Pale} a stake.] (Her.) Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paly — paly1 [pā′lē] adj. Archaic somewhat pale paly2 [pā′lē] adj. [Late ME < MFr palé < pal,PALE2] Heraldry divided into four or more vertical stripes of equal width, in alternating colors: said of the field of a shield …   English World dictionary

  • paly — adjective Date: 1513 archaic somewhat pale ; pallid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paly — /pay lee/, adj. Archaic. pale. [1550 60; PALE1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • paly — [ peɪli] adjective Heraldry divided into equal vertical stripes. Origin ME: from OFr. pale divided by stakes , from pal pale, stake …   English new terms dictionary

  • paly-ay — पल्यय् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • paly — pal•y [[t]ˈpeɪ li[/t]] adj. archaic pale • Etymology: 1550–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • paly — I. /ˈpeɪli/ (say paylee) adjective Obsolete pale. {pale1 + y1} II. /ˈpeɪli/ (say paylee) adjective Heraldry divided palewise, or vertically, into equal parts of alternating tinctures …   Australian English dictionary

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