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AsturianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

ContractionEdit

pelo n (masculine pel, feminine pela, masculine plural pelos, feminine plural peles)

  1. by means of the

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin pilus

NounEdit

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair
  2. fur
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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of pelar

ChavacanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish pelo (hair).

NounEdit

pelo

  1. (anatomy) hair

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin pilus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
  2. hair (collectively, on the head)
  3. fur

SynonymsEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-.

NounEdit

pelo m (plural peli)

  1. hair (on the body)
  2. surface (of the water)

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See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelare

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pilus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pelo ? (please add the plural)

  1. hair (of the body)

Northern SothoEdit

NounEdit

pelo

  1. heart

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

ContractionEdit

pelo m (plural pelos, feminine pela, feminine plural pelas)

  1. Contraction of por o; by the; for the; through the
    • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte, Rocco, page 244:
      E os meus podem estar indo pelo mesmo caminho!
      And mine may be going through the same way!

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Portuguese, from Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (filament which grows on the skin of mammals), except hair on top of humans’ heads, which is called cabelo
    O adolescente ficou feliz quando viu nascer os primeiros pelos do seu bigode.
    The teenager was happy when he saw the first hairs of his moustache emerging.
  2. hair (an animal’s hair as a whole)
    Preciso cortar o pelo do meu gato.
    I need to cut my cat’s hair.
  3. (by extension) any filament which grows on plants and non-mammals
    Pelos de tarântula.
    Tarantula hair.
    Não toques o pelo de uma urtiga.
    Don’t touch a nettle’s hair.

SynonymsEdit

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Etymology 3Edit

Inflected form of pelar (to remove hair).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pelo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of pelar

SothoEdit

NounEdit

pelo class 9/10 (plural dipelo)

  1. heart

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-.

NounEdit

pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (a single hair)
  2. hair (all hair on the head)
    Synonym: cabello

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

pelo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of pelar.

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