Galician edit

Etymology edit

Perhaps from the personal name Paio, from Latin Pelagius.[1][2]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pajˈlaŋ/, /pɛjˈlao̯/

Noun edit

pailán m (plural pailáns, feminine pailana, feminine plural pailanas)

  1. a rustic, uneducated person
    Synonyms: badoco, paiolo, pailaroco

Derived terms edit

  • pailanada (a shortsighted action or proposition)
  • pailaroco (rustic, simple person)

Adjective edit

pailán (feminine pailana, masculine plural pailáns, feminine plural pailanas)

  1. rustic, uneducated, parochial

References edit

  1. ^ Rivas Quintas, Eligio (2015). Dicionario etimolóxico da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo. →ISBN, s.v. pailán..
  2. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991), “payo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos