, and pries
are each alternate spellings of each other, having the same pronunciation, with the meaning of the verb
[From dialect prise "lever" < Old French prise "grasp, taking hold"].
In addition to both the verb and noun for lever, the spelling prize
is also a word [From Old French prise "taking hold (of booty)"] for highly valued, a reward, and bounty
which in general pronunciation of modern English has the same pronunciation.
There are then at least two solutions to the problem:(1) pries
Posted by Dej Mar
on 2015-05-26 00:03:07