Asturian

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Etymology 1

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

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

  1. by means of the

Etymology 2

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From Latin pilus.

Noun

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pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (mass of hairs)
  2. fur
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Catalan

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pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelar

Chavacano

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Etymology

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Inherited from Spanish pelo (hair), from Latin pilus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpelo/, [ˈpe.lo]
  • Hyphenation: pe‧lo

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pelo

  1. (anatomy) hair

French

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From Romani pelo (male).

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pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. (slang) guy, fellow, bloke, chap, dude, boyfriend
    Synonyms: bougre, mec, gars, type

Galician

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Etymology 1

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From Latin pilus. As with the Portuguese cognate pelo, the preservation of single /l/ in intervocalic position is irregular and may be the result of analogy with cabelo < Latin capillus.

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Noun

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pelo m (plural pelos)

  1. hair (individual strand)
    Synonym: cabelo
  2. hair (collectively, on the head)
    Synonym: cabelo
  3. fur
    Synonyms: pelame, pelica
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References

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Etymology 2

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Verb

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pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelar

Etymology

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From Latin pellis.

Noun

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pelo (plural peli)

  1. skin

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpe.lo/
  • Rhymes: -elo
  • Hyphenation: pé‧lo

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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pelo m (plural peli)

  1. hair (on the body)
  2. surface (of water)
  3. fur (on the body)
  4. (vulgar, slang) woman's pubic hair; vulva
  5. (vulgar, offensive, slang) group of sexy womans
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See also
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelare

Anagrams

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Northern Sotho

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Noun

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pelo

  1. heart

Ometepec Nahuatl

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Noun

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pelo

  1. dog

Portuguese

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Etymology 1

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

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  • Hyphenation: pe‧lo

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

  1. Contraction of por o; by the; for the; through the
    • 2007, J. K. Rowling, Lia 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 2

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From Old Galician-Portuguese pelo, from Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-. The retention of single Latin /l/ in intervocalic position is irregular and may be the product of analogy with the near-synonym cabelo < Latin capillus.[1]

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Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: pe‧lo

Noun

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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)
    Synonym: pelagem
    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
    Synonyms: fio, filamento
    Pelos de tarântula.
    Tarantula hair.
    Não toques o pelo de uma urtiga.
    Don’t touch a nettle’s hair.
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Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation

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  • Hyphenation: pe‧lo

Verb

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pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelar

References

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  1. ^ Bueno, Francisco da Silveira. 1958. A formação da lingua portuguese. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria Acadêmica. Page 93.

Sotho

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Noun

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pelo class 9/10 (plural dipelo)

  1. heart

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpelo/ [ˈpe.lo]
  • Rhymes: -elo
  • Syllabification: pe‧lo

Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin pilus, from Proto-Indo-European *pil-. Compare English pile (fine, short hair of certain animals).

Noun

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pelo m (plural pelos)

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

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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pelo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pelar

Further reading

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Western Durango Nahuatl

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Noun

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pelo

  1. dog