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NounEdit

pelota (uncountable)

  1. any of a variety of Spanish sports played against a wall

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AdjectiveEdit

pelota (accusative singular pelotan, plural pelotaj, accusative plural pelotajn)

  1. singular future passive participle of peli

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VerbEdit

pelota

  1. Indicative present connegative form of pelottaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of pelottaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of pelottaa.

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VerbEdit

pelota

  1. third-person singular past historic of peloter

GalicianEdit

 
Como jogavã a pelota os mancebos ("how the young men were playing with the ball"), 13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan pelota or Old French pelote, from Latin pila (ball).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /peˈlɔta̝/
  • (file)

NounEdit

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. ball
    • 1370, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. Introducción e texto. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 440:
      tijña ẽna mão hũa pelota pequena, et asynaua pera a deytar á agia, et ela fogía et voaua ata que a pelota passaua per ela
      he hold in his hand a small ball, and he was making signals to throw it to the eagle, and the eagle fled and flew until the ball passed by
    Synonyms: balón, bóla
  2. butter pellet
  3. an abnormal growth in the legs of the cattle
  4. (figuratively, vulgar, usually in the plural) testicle

ReferencesEdit

  • pelota” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • pelota” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • pelota” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • pelota” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • pelota” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. a small ball or sphere

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via Provençal from Latin pila.

NounEdit

pelota f (plural pelotas)

  1. ball

pelota m, f (plural pelotas)

  1. people pleaser, toady, sycophant, bootlicker, toadeater, brown noser, kiss-ass (North America)

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