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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [kaˈβ̞elʊ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

cabelo m (plural cabelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
  2. hair (collectively, on the head)

SynonymsEdit

  • (hair strand): pelo
  • (hair collectively): pelo

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