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Counterpane

A corruption of counterpoint, from the Latin culcita (a wadded wrapper, a quilt). When the stitches were arranged in patterns it was called culcita puncta, which in French became courte-pointe, corrupted into contre-pointe, counter-point, where point is pronounced “poyn,” corrupted into “pane.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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