Archaic somewhat pale
Heraldry divided into four or more vertical stripes of equal width, in alternating colors: said of the field of a shield
Origin of palyLate Middle English from Middle French palé from pal, pale
adjectivepal·i·er, pal·i·est Archaic
Divided into several equal parts by perpendicular lines. Used of a field.
Origin of palyMiddle English from Old French pale from pal stake ; see pale 1.
(comparative more paly, superlative most paly)
- (obsolete) pale; lacking colour
pale +"Ž -y