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 Palat’inate (4 syl.).Pale. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pala’ver
 
comes from the Portuguese palavra (talk), which is palaver, a council of African chiefs.   1
        “Comparisons are odorous: palabras [words], neighbour Verges.”—Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing, iii. 4.
 


 Palat’inate (4 syl.).Pale. 

 
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