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Parlous, a popular corruption of perilous, == alarming, mischievous: “a p. fear,” Mids. III, 1, 14 (Snout's speech). “thou art in a p. state,” As III, 2, 45. “a p. boy,” R3 II, 4, 35. In R3 III, 1, 154 and Rom. I, 3, 54 most M. Edd. parlous, O. Edd. perilous.
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