Other Word Forms of Purlieu
Origin of Purlieu
Middle English purlewe piece of land on the edge of a forest probably alteration (influenced by Old French lieu place) of porale, purale royal perambulation from Old French porale from poraler to traverse por- forth (from Latin prō- pro–1) aler, aller to go alley1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Anglo-Norman puralee, puralé et al.
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