papalló

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pāpiliōnem, accusative of pāpiliō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

papalló m (plural papallons)

  1. (Balearics, dated) Dialectal form of papallona (butterfly)

Usage notesEdit

This, the original masculine form of the now feminine papallona, is today retained mainly in the more conservative dialects of Catalan, though the pronunciation in some dialects has shifted so that it is sometimes spelled papaió.

Last modified on 3 September 2013, at 22:31