Definition of pilliver in English:

pilliver

noun

English Regional, Northern
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  • A pillow, a cushion. In later use also: a pillowcase.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Glosses to Colloquies of Aelfric Bata. Apparently from pillow + the early Scandinavian word represented by Old Icelandic ver, Old Swedish var (Swedish var), Danish vaar, all in sense ‘case, cover’ from the same Germanic base as wear.

Pronunciation

pilliver

/ˈpɪlɪvə/