And pray for the pole by pole , if thou be pecuniosus ,
And preien for þee pol by pol . if þow be pecuniosus W.11.58:nota
And pray for þe pol by pol · if þwþ[o]w be pecuniosus
And preyen for þe pol by pol if þow be pecunious .R.11.54: Though the
B group agrees with alpha's pecunious, beta presumably had peccuniosus. Some C manuscripts agree with beta.
However, four of the X family copies of the C version (P2KUcDc) agree with the P family in supporting alpha's anglicized form (both
OED2 and MED, both s. v.
pecunious, agree in citing this line from Langland as the earliest
occurrence of pecunious in English.
& praye for þe . pol . be . pol . if þou be pecunyous holde.