From Middle Dutch paus, paues, pauwes, from Old French papes (compare German Papst), from Medieval Latin pāpa (“bishop, pope”), from Ancient Greek πάπας (pápas, “bishop”), variant of πάππας (páppas, “father”), of imitative origin.
From pau (“stick”). Originally the suit was represented by clubs. Eventually the design changed to that of a three-leaf clover, but the name was kept.
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|Suits in Portuguese · naipes (see also: baralho) (layout · text)|
|copas ♥||ouros ♦||espadas ♠||paus ♣|