Pamper

according to Junius, is from the Latin pampinus, French pampre (vine-tendril). Hence Milton-

Where any row
Of fruit-trees, over-woody, reached too far
Their pampered boughs, and needed hands to check
Fruitless embraces.

Paradise Lost, v. 214.

The Italian pamberato (well-fed) is a compound of pane (bread) and bere (drink).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Pamper from Fact Monster:

  • Napoleon - Starring Adam Wylie, Bronson Pinchot, Debra Mooney, Wendy Makkena, David Ogden Stiers
  • Therese: The Story of Saint Therese of Lisieux - Starring Lindsay Younce, Leonardo Defilippis, Linda Hayden, Jen Nikolaisen, Samantha Kramer
  • Love Story (1970) - Starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Tommy Lee Jones, Katharine Balfour, John Marley
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua - Starring Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona, Eugenio Derbez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Garcia
  • Flushed Away - Starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy

Related Content