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Pastel crayons

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from French pastel, from Italian pastello (pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum (dough, paste), from Latin pasta (dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη (pástē, dough, paste). Doublet of pastegh, pastiglia, pastila, pastilla, and pastille.

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pastel (countable and uncountable, plural pastels)

  1. Any of several subdued tints of colors, usually associated with pink, peach, yellow, green, blue, and lavender.
  2. (art) A drawing made with any of those colors.
  3. A type of dried paste used to make crayons.
  4. A crayon made from such a paste.
  5. Woad.
    Wool was dyed in the pastel vat.
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  • (drawing; crayon): pastille (nonstandard, obsolete)
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Spanish pastel, ultimately the same word as Etymology 1.

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pastel (countable and uncountable, plural pastels or pasteles)

  1. A traditional dish in various Latin American countries, resembling a tamale, pasty, or calzone.
  2. A Filipino stew made with vegetables, sausages, and chicken or other meat in a creamy sauce.

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Asturian

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Noun

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pastel m (plural pasteles)

  1. cake (a sweet dessert)

Czech

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Noun

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pastel m inan

  1. pastel

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Further reading

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  • pastel in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • pastel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • pastel in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish

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Etymology

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From French pastel, Italian pastello (pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum (dough, paste), from Latin pasta (dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη (pástē, dough, paste).

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  • IPA(key): /pastɛl/, [pʰaˈsd̥ɛlˀ]

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pastel c (singular definite pastellen, plural indefinite pasteller)

  1. pastel

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French

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Etymology

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From Italian pastello (pastel), from Medieval Latin pastellum (dough, paste), from Latin pasta (dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη (pástē, dough, paste). Doublet of pastille.

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pastel m (plural pastels)

  1. (botany) woad
  2. (art) pastel

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Descendants

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  • English: pastel
  • Danish: pastel
  • Dutch: pastel
  • Romanian: pastel

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Galician

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Noun

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pastel f (plural pasteis)

  1. cake

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Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Medieval Latin pastellum (dough, paste), from Latin pasta (dough, paste), ultimately from Ancient Greek πάστη (pástē, dough, paste). Doublet of pasta.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈpas.tɛl]
  • Hyphenation: pas‧tèl

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pastèl (first-person possessive pastelku, second-person possessive pastelmu, third-person possessive pastelnya)

  1. (cooking) a type of fried curry puff, similar to empanada.
  2. (art) pastel:
    1. type of dried paste.
    2. drawing made with these paste.
    3. any of several subdued tints of colors.
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Polish

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pastele sense 2
pastel sense 4

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Borrowed from French pastel.

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pastel m inan (related adjective pastelowy)

  1. pastel (type of dried paste used to make crayons)
  2. (chiefly in the plural) pastel (paint in the form of a soft crayon, used to draw without clear contours)
  3. pastel (painting technique that involves the use of pastel)
  4. pastel (painting painted with pastels)
  5. pastel (any of several subdued tints of colors, usually associated with pink, peach, yellow, green, blue, and lavender)
  6. (cosmetics) eye shadow (cosmetic in the form of a light powder for eyelids or cheeks)
    Synonyms: cień, cień do powiek
  7. variety of mink with a light brown coat in various shades

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Further reading

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  • pastel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pastel in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • pastel in PWN's encyclopedia

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Italian pastello.

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: pas‧tel

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pastel m (plural pastéis)

  1. crayon
  2. a fried pastry made of wheat flour, filled with cheese, meat or other fillings; comparable to German Teigtaschen

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French pastel, from Italian pastello.

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pastel n (plural pasteluri)

  1. pastel

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Spanish

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Etymology

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From Old French pastel. Cognate with English pastel.

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pastel m (plural pasteles)

  1. pastry
  2. cake; pie
    Synonyms: torta, tarta
  3. (art) pastel

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