GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese cabelo (hair), from Latin capillus (hair).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kaˈβ̞elʊ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

cabelo m (plural cabelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
    • c1350, K. M. Parker (ed.), Historia Troyana. Santiago: Instituto "Padre Sarmiento", page 96:
      Et avia os cabelos da cabeça et da barba vermellos
      And the hairs of his head and of his beard were red
    Synonym: pelo
  2. hair; head of hair
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. Introducción e texto. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 453:
      El rrey Príamos era forte caualeyro et de forte coraçõ et moy duro et sen medo a sua gisa, mays pero, poys que esto oýo dizer, fóysselle alçãdo o cabelo, et fóysselle tomãdo hũ frío, et ouuo grã dulta et grã pauor de Éytor
      king Priam was a strong knight and had a strong heart and was very hard and fearless in his own way; but, as soon as he heard this, his hair raised, and a cold spree took him, and had a big fear and a big fright of Hector
    Synonym: pelo

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • cabelo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • cabelo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • cabelo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • cabelo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • cabelo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese cabelo (hair), from Latin capillus (hair), from caput (head) + pilus (hair).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cabelo m (plural cabelos)

  1. hair, head of hair
    O cabelo dela era louro.
    Her hair colour was blonde.
  2. hair (a single hair filament)
    Há um cabelo na minha sopa!
    There's a hair in my soup!
    Synonym: fio (de cabelo)

Usage notesEdit

Cabelo is used for hair that grows on a person’s scalp. Hair that grows on other parts of the skin is pelo.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • cabelo” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.