transitive verb (pandied; pandying) Etymology: probably from Latin pande, imperative singular of pandere to spread out (the hand), command of the schoolmaster to the boy — more at fathom Date: 1863 British to punish (a schoolboy) with a blow on the palm of the hand especially with a ferule

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  • pandy — [pan′dē] n. pl. pandies [L pande, open (your hand), imper. of pandere, to extend < IE * pand , var. of base * pet , to stretch out > FATHOM] Chiefly Scot. a stroke on the palm of the hand with a strap or cane, as a punishment vt. pandied,… …   English World dictionary

  • Pandy — This article is about the Fulling Mill, called a pandy. :: for the place near Abergavenny, see Pandy, Monmouthshire :: for the place in the Ceiriog Valley, see Pandy (Ceiriog) :: for the electoral ward in north Wales, see Pandy (Llanfairfechan) …   Wikipedia

  • pandy — I. ˈpandi noun ( es) Etymology: probably from Latin pande hold out, extend (the hand), imperative singular of pandere to spread, unfold more at fathom dialect Britain : a blow on the hand usually with a cane or stick II. t …   Useful english dictionary

  • pandy — /pan dee/, n., pl. pandies, v., pandied, pandying. Chiefly Scot. n. 1. a stroke on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap given as a punishment in school. v.t. 2. to hit on the palm of the hand. [1795 1805; < L pande stretch out! (impv. of… …   Universalium

  • pandy — 1. noun A fulling mill. 2. verb To strike on the palm of the hand with a strap as a school punishment. Father Dolan came in today and pandied me because I was not writing my theme …   Wiktionary

  • Pandy — Kalman, Hungarian neurologist, 1868–1945. See P. test, P. reaction …   Medical dictionary

  • pandy — pan·dy …   English syllables

  • pandy — pan•dy [[t]ˈpæn di[/t]] v. t. died, dy•ing. Chiefly Scot. scot. to strike on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap as a punishment in school • Etymology: 1795–1805; < L pande stretch out! (impv. of pandere) …   From formal English to slang

  • Pandy, Monmouthshire — is a hamlet (place) in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom. Location Pandy is located five miles north of Abergavenny on the A465 road to Hereford immediately to the north of Llanfihangel Crucorney. The England Wales border is one… …   Wikipedia

  • Pándy-Reaktion — Pándy Re|aktion [pạ...; nach dem ungar. Psychiater Kálmán Pándy, 1868 1944]: Trübungsreaktion des ↑Liquor cerebrospinalis mit Pándy Reagenz (wäßrige Phenolsäure), die auf eine Vermehrung des Eiweißgehaltes im Liquor (bei ↑Meningitis u.Pándy… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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