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pal

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

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.

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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.

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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

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pālus (stake, pole).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal m (plural pals)

  1. stake
  2. pole

CupeñoEdit

Compare Cahuilla pál, Luiseño páala, Hopi paahu

NounEdit

pál

  1. water

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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

From Latin pālus (stake).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pāl m

  1. stake

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pālus (stake).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pal m

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

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

pal

  1. second-person singular imperative of palić

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

pal (plural pals)

  1. parent (father or mother)

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