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 Pamper,Pamphyle (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pamphlet,
 
said to be from Pamphila, a Greek lady, whose chief work is a commonplace book of anecdotes, epitomes, notes, etc. Dr. Johnson suggests par-un-filet (held “by a thread”)—i.e. stitched, but not bound; another derivation is pag’inœ fila’tœ (pages tacked together). It was anciently written panfletus, pamflete, and by Caxton paunflet.   1
 


 Pamper,Pamphyle (3 syl.). 

 
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