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pall (n.)

Middle English pal, from Old English pæll "rich cloth or cloak, purple robe, altar cloth," from Latin pallium "cloak, coverlet, covering," in Tertullian, the garment worn by Christians instead of the Roman toga; related to pallo "robe, cloak," palla "long upper garment of Roman women," perhaps from the root of pellis "skin." The notion of "cloth spread over a coffin" (mid-15c.) led to figurative sense of "dark, gloomy mood" (1742). The earlier figurative sense is "something that covers or conceals" (mid-15c.).

pall (v.)

"become tiresome or insipid," 1700, a surviving transferred or figurative sense from the earlier meaning "become faint, fail in strength," from Middle English pallen (late 14c.), which is apparently [OED] a shortened form of appallen "to dismay, fill with horror or disgust" (see appall). Related: Palled; palling.

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Definitions of pall from WordNet
1
pall (v.)
become less interesting or attractive;
Synonyms: dull
pall (v.)
cause to lose courage;
Synonyms: daunt / dash / scare off / frighten off / scare away / frighten away / scare
pall (v.)
cover with a pall;
pall (v.)
cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing;
Synonyms: cloy
pall (v.)
cause to become flat;
pall the beer
pall (v.)
lose sparkle or bouquet;
wine and beer can pall
Synonyms: die / become flat
pall (v.)
lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to);
the course palled on her
pall (v.)
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody;
Synonyms: tire / weary / fatigue / jade
2
pall (n.)
a sudden numbing dread;
Synonyms: chill
pall (n.)
burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped;
Synonyms: shroud / cerement / winding-sheet / winding-clothes
pall (n.)
hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window);
Synonyms: curtain / drape / drapery / mantle
From wordnet.princeton.edu