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Papejay(e, -jo, Papjoy, -gay, n. [ME. papeiai (a 1310), -iay (Chaucer), but thereafter appar. only north., papeiay (Mandev. (Roxb.), Cath. Angl.), papageye (a 1440), papeioy (a 1450), midl. and south. ME. popeiay (1393), OF. papegay (12th c). Cf. MLG papegoi, MDu. papegaey, Papinga(y and Papingo(e.] The parrot. = Papingo(e n. 1. — [Vnlike the crow is to the pape-iay; Kingis Q. 110.]
That was the proper pape iaye [B. papingo, marg. pape io], provde in his apparale; Howlat 125 (A).
The bird that is callit scitacus the pap-ioy; Asl. MS. I. 158/25.
Gargantua … shot at the papgay [F. papegay] from below upwards; Urquhart Wks. I. 107.

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