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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Counterpane.
 
A corruption of counterpoint, from the Latin cul cita (a wadded wrapper, a quilt). When the stitches were arranged in patterns it was called cul’cita puncta, which in French became courte-pointe, corrupted into contre-pointe, counter-point, where point is pronounced “poyn,” corrupted into “pane.”   1
 


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