As nouns the difference between pais and pains
is that pais
is the (people of the) country while pains
is plural of lang=en.
As a verb pains is
third-person singular of pain.
(obsolete, legal) The (people of the) country.
* A trial per pais'' is a trial by the country, i.e. by a jury; and ''matter in pais
is matter triable by the country, or jury.
(used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
* , chapter=22
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.
* be at pains
* take pains