Definition of pavise in English:

pavise

(also pavis, pavas)

noun

historical, archaic
  • 1In plural.

  • 2In singular.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Naval Account. From Anglo-Norman pavise and Middle French pavais, pavois great shield from Italian pavese, use as noun of pavese of or relating to Pavia from post-classical Latin pavensis of or relating to Pavia from Pavia, the name of a city in northern Italy, where these shields were originally made + -ese.

Pronunciation

pavise

/ˈpavɪs/