English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish palabra (word). Doublet of parable.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pəˈlɑːbɹə/, /pəˈlæbɹə/

Noun edit

palabra (plural palabras)

  1. (poetic, rare) A word; idle talk.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

Related terms edit

References edit

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Asturian edit

Noun edit

palabra f (plural palabres)

  1. Alternative form of pallabra

Chavacano edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish palabra, from Old Spanish parabla, from Latin parabola, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, comparison; parable). Doublet of parábola.

Noun edit

palabra

  1. word (unit of speech or writing)

Fala edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese palavra, with hyperthesis from earlier paravla, from Late Latin parabola (comparison; later, speech), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, comparison; parable).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
    • 2000, Domingo Frades Gaspar, Vamus a falal: Notas pâ coñocel y platical en nosa fala, Editora regional da Extremadura, Theme I, Chapter 3: Radós:
      A radón mais grandi pa defendela é que é nossa LENGUA MATERNA, a “primeira lengua que un indivíduu aprendi de maneira ínnconscienti duranti a sua infancia” i en ela han aprindiu a idel as primeiras palabras []
      The greatest reason to defend it is that it is our NATIVE LANGUAGE, the “first language that an individual learns in an unconscious manner during his infancy” and in it learned how to say his first words []

References edit

  • Valeš, Miroslav (2021) Diccionariu de A Fala: lagarteiru, mañegu, valverdeñu (web)[1], 2nd edition, Minde, Portugal: CIDLeS, published 2022, →ISBN

French edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

palabra

  1. third-person singular past historic of palabrer

Galician edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese palavra, with hyperthesis from earlier paravla, from Late Latin, from Latin parabola (comparison; later, speech), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, comparison; parable). Doublet of parábola and parola.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
    Synonyms: verba, vocábulo, voz
  2. promise
    • 1375, A. López Ferreiro, editor, Galicia Histórica. Colección diplomática, Santiago: Tipografía Galaica, page 381:
      mando que paguem a gomez ballo quanto el diser por sua palaura sem juramento quelle deuo
      I order that they should pay Gómez Ballo whatever he say by his word that I owe him, no oath needed

See also edit

References edit

  • palavra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • palaura” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • palabra” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • palabra” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • palabra” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Old Spanish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Late Latin parabola, from Latin parabola (comaparison), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, comparison, parable).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 54r:
      [] ora alcriador e quiçab oẏra al nŕo ſennor las palabras e el orgul de rabceſſe q̃ lo trametio el reẏ de ſur ſo ſeñor por de noſtar al dios uiuo.
      [] Pray to the Creator and perhaps Our Lord will hear the words and pride of Rabshakeh, whom the king of the south, his master, sent to defy the Living God.”
  2. word, promise
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 49r:
      apparecios el nr̃o ſeñor aſalomon e dixol eſta caſa q̃ tu fraguas ſi andares en mẏos fueros e en mios iudicios e ficieres mẏos comendamientos. afirmare mi palabra contigo como fable a dd̃ to padre
      Our Lord appeared to Solomon and said to him, “[As for] this house you are building; should you follow my statutes and ordinances and carry out my commandments, I will uphold with you my promise, [the one] I spoke to your father David.”
  3. story, rumor, account
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 54r:
      dixo ẏſaẏas a los menſageros q̃l embio el reẏ ezechias aſſi dizredes al nr̃o ſennor q̃ diz el criador Nõ temas delas menazas q̃ oiſt de los uaſſallos del reẏ de ſur. Afe yo trametre uiẽto ⁊ oyra tal palabra. por q̃stornara aſu tr̃a ⁊ ẏl fara morir aeſpada.
      Isaiah said the messengers sent to him by king Hezekiah, “You will tell our master that thus says the Creator, ‘Do not fear the threats you have heard from the servants of the king of the south. Lo, I will send wind and he will hear a rumor such that he will return to his land, and there he will be made to die by the sword.’”

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

Papiamentu edit

Etymology edit

From Spanish palabra.

Noun edit

palabra

  1. word

References edit

  • Hassell, E. A. L. (1953) Dictionary English Papiamentu - Papiamentu English[2], San Nicolas: Lago Oil and Transport Co., page 107

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Hyperthetic form of Old Spanish parabla, from Late Latin, from Latin parabola (comparison; later, speech), from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolḗ, comparison; parable). Doublet of parábola, a borrowing. Compare English parley, palaver, parable and parole.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /paˈlabɾa/ [paˈla.β̞ɾa]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -abɾa
  • Syllabification: pa‧la‧bra

Noun edit

palabra f (plural palabras)

  1. word
    las palabras de amorthe words of love
  2. wording
  3. word (promise)
    te doy mi palabraI give you my word

Hyponyms edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish palabra. Doublet of parabola, parabula, and parol.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: pa‧lab‧ra
  • IPA(key): /paˈlabɾa/, [pɐˈlab.ɾɐ]

Noun edit

palabra (Baybayin spelling ᜉᜎᜊ᜔ᜇ)

  1. word
    Synonym: salita

Further reading edit

  • palabra”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018