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See also: pelá, pelà, pelâ, pêla, and -pela

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pela (uncountable)

  1. Chinese wax
    • 1813, John Mason Good, Olinthus Gilbert Gregory, Pantologia
      Thus we have the myrtle wax of America extracted from the berries of the myrica cerifera, and the pela of the Chinese.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a contraction of the preposition per (by means of, by way of) + feminine singular article la (the).

ContractionEdit

pela f (masculine pel, neuter pelo, masculine plural pelos, feminine plural peles)

  1. by means of the

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

pela

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of pelar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of pelar

NounEdit

pela f (plural peles)

  1. peseta

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

pela

  1. third-person singular past historic of peler

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PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese pela, from Vulgar Latin *per (by; through) + *la (the).

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PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

pela f sg (plural pelas, masculine pelo, masculine plural pelos)

  1. contraction of por (by; through) and a (the)

Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of pelar (to skin).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pela

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of pelar
    Ele pela a carcaça.
    He skins the carcass.
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of pelar
    Tu aí, pela a carcaça sozinho.
    You there, skin the carcass by yourself.

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pela f (plural pelas)

  1. a hit or a beating
  2. (colloquial) Peseta (former currency of Spain)

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VerbEdit

pela

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pelar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pelar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pelar.