PEOPLE , a collective
See also:term for persons in general, especially as forming the
See also:body of persons in a community or nation, the " folk " (the O.E. and Teut. word, cf . Ger .
See also:Volk) . The earlier forms of the word were peple,
See also:pie, puple, &c.; the
See also:form is found as early as the 15th century, but was not established till the beginning of the 16th . Old French, from which it was adapted, had many of these forms as well as the mod . Fr. peuple . The
See also:Lat. populus is generally taken to be a reduplication from the
See also:root ple,—fill, seen in plenus, full; plebs, the
See also:commons; Gr. rrMOor, multitude .
PEONAGE (Span. peon; M. Lat. pedo (pes)
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