- A soft cushion used to support the head in bed.
- Dutch: kussen
- French: oreiller(fr)m
- German: Kopfkissen , Kissen ; Ruhekissen (italbrac, Austria)
- Italian: guanciale(it)m
- (transitive) To rest as on a pillow.
Etymology: Old English pyleOld English, pyle, pylw-, from West Germanic , borrowed from clasical Latin pulvinus, pulvÄnus "cushion". Cognate with Dutch peluw, German Pfíhl.
- 1942: She had pillowed her head on her arm " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 815-6)
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