See also: Paul, paúl, and pa'ul

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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paul (plural pauls)

  1. An old Italian silver coin; a paolo.
    • 1836, Mariana Starke, Travels in Europe and in the Island of Sicily, page 569:
      Shoes and boots are, generally speaking, better made at Florence than in any other part of Italy: the usual price charged for the former is eight pauls the pair; and for the latter from thirty to forty pauls.

Etymology 2

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paul (plural pauls)

  1. Archaic form of pawl (mechanical device).
    • 1850, The Mechanic's Magazine, Register, Journal and Gazette, page 517:
      As soon as the horse again begins to move, the paul will take into the teeth of the ratchet-wheel, and restore to the fly-wheel its original speed.

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Hindi [Term?]

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paul (plural pauls)

  1. (India, historical) A small tent of various kinds.

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Malay

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From Sundanese.

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paul (Jawi spelling ڤاءول)

  1. blue (blue-colored)

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paul (Jawi spelling ڤاءول, plural paul-paul, informal 1st possessive paulku, 2nd possessive paulmu, 3rd possessive paulnya)

  1. blue (colour)

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From Late Latin padūlem, from Latin palūdem via metathesis. Compare Spanish paúl.

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ul, (Brazil) -uw
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ul

Noun

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paul m (plural pauis)

  1. (geography) swamp
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:pântano

Tok Pisin

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Etymology 1

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paul

  1. fowl
  2. chicken
    Synonym: kakaruk

Etymology 2

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Possibly from English "foul"”)

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paul

  1. immoral
  2. confused, mixed up, tangled