papenye

1) Typical spellings of popinjay, an old word for a parrot.

Images of the bird were popular in tapestries and decorative material: 1380 unum vestimentum album, braudatum cum compass’ et infra compass’ papingays, York

1390 unum lectum cum tapete de viridi et albo cum papenyes, Skeckling

1414 ij worsted beddes ... unum rubeum et alterum embroded cum j papejoy cum celuris, Pontefract

1444 cum tapeto operato cum papynjoys, Beverley.

spellings popinjay papyngay
dates 1380 1390 1414 1444

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