pal

See also: Pal, PAL, Pál, Pål, pâl, and päl-

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Angloromani phal, from Romani phral, from Sanskrit भ्रातृ ‎(bhrātṛ), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr. Cognates also include English brother, Ancient Greek φράτηρ ‎(phrátēr), Latin frater.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal ‎(plural pals)

  1. (colloquial) A friend, buddy, mate, cobber, someone to hang around with.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

pal ‎(third-person singular simple present pals, present participle palling, simple past and past participle palled)

  1. Be friends with, hang around with.
    John plans to pal around with Joe today.

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a contraction of the preposition pa ‎(for) + masculine singular article el ‎(the).

ContractionEdit

pal m

  1. for the

CahuillaEdit

NounEdit

pál

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Katherine Siva Sauvel, ‎Pamela Munro, Chem'ivillu' (let's speak Cahuilla) (1982)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal pal, from Latin pālus ‎(stake, pole), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal m ‎(plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


CupeñoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Cahuilla pál, Luiseño páala, Hopi paahu.

NounEdit

pál

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Jane H. Hill, A Grammar of Cupeño (2005)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pal, from Latin pālus. Cognate with paal.

NounEdit

pal m ‎(plural pallen, diminutive palletje n)

  1. catch (mechanism which stops something from moving the wrong way)

AdverbEdit

pal

  1. firm, firmly
  2. (with a preposition or adverb) right, immediately

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin pālus ‎(stake, pole). Compare the inherited doublet pieu.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal m ‎(plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole
  3. (heraldry) pale

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KurdishEdit

NounEdit

pal ?

  1. side

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

pal

  1. rafsi of prali.

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of paliś

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin pālus ‎(stake), possibly through a late Proto-Germanic intermediate. Compare Old High German pfāl (German Pfahl), Old Dutch pāl (Dutch paal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pāl m

  1. stake

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


PipilEdit

PronunciationEdit

RelationalEdit

-pal

  1. of (genitive relation, also forms genitive pronouns)
    Ne pelu ipal ne takat
    The dog of the man → The man's dog.
    Ashan ini kal mupal
    Now this house is yours
  2. for (benefactive relation)
    Tikpiat se mupal wan se nupal
    We have one for you and one for me

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • The relational noun -pal is part of a restricted group of relationals that can be used without a possessive marker when it accompanies an explicit complement, thus acting like a preposition:
    Ne pelu pal ne takat
    The dog of the man → The man's dog.

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin pālus ‎(stake).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal m inan

  1. stake (piece of wood)
  2. pile (for the support of a building)

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of palić

SpanishEdit

ContractionEdit

pal

  1. (colloquial) contraction of para ‎(for) + el ‎(the)

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VolapükEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal ‎(plural pals)

  1. parent, father or mother

DeclensionEdit

HyponymsEdit

  • hipal ‎(male parent, father)
  • fat ‎(father)
  • jipal ‎(female parent, mother)
  • mot ‎(mother)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • lefat ‎(grandfather)
  • lemot ‎(grandmother)
  • dalefat ‎(great-grandfather)
  • dalemot ‎(great-grandmother)
  • röletan ‎(a relative, a relation)
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