Definition of Papey in English:

Papey

(also papey)

noun

rare, historical
  • Frequently with the. (The name of) a religious house in the City of London which provided shelter, etc., for infirm or destitute priests; the fraternity of priests who lived there.

Origin

Late 15th century. Origin uncertain; probably from Papia, the name in post-classical Latin of Pavia, the town in northern Italy where the relics of St Augustine were kept.

Pronunciation

Papey

/ˈpapi/