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pillow (n.)

Middle English pilwe, from Old English pyle "pillow," from West Germanic *pulwi(n) (source also of Old Saxon puli, Middle Dutch polu, Dutch peluw, Old High German pfuliwi, German Pfühl), an early borrowing (2c. or 3c.) from Latin pulvinus "little cushion, small pillow," of uncertain origin. Modern spelling is from mid-15c. Pillow fight (n.) attested from 1837; slang pillow talk (n.) first recorded 1939.

pillow (v.)

1620s, from pillow (n.). Related: Pillowed; pillowing.

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Definitions of pillow from WordNet
1
pillow (v.)
rest on or as if on a pillow;
pillow your head
Synonyms: rest
2
pillow (n.)
a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person;
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