From Middle English place, conflation of Old English plæse, plætse, plæċe and Old French place, both from Latin platea, from Ancient Greek πλατεῖα, shortening of πλατεῖα ὁδός, from Proto-Indo-European *pleth₂-, extended form of *pleh₂-. Displaced native Old English stōw. Compare also English pleck, West Frisian plak, Dutch plek. piatza, piazza, and plaza.
From Middle English placen, from the noun (see above).
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