Italian Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Semi-learned borrowing from Latin plēbēius.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /pleˈbɛ.o/
  • Rhymes: -ɛo
  • Hyphenation: ple‧bè‧o

Adjective Edit

plebeo (feminine plebea, masculine plural plebei, feminine plural plebee)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) plebeian (of or pertaining to the plebs)
  2. plebeian (of or pertaining to the common people)
    Synonym: popolare
  3. plebeian, lower-class; particularly (often derogatory) vulgar, crude, coarse, uncultured (of things)

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Noun Edit

plebeo m (plural plebei, feminine plebea)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) plebeian (member of the plebs)
    Coordinate terms: cavaliere, liberto, nobile, patrizio, schiavo
  2. plebeian, commoner

Further reading Edit

  • plebeo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese Edit

Noun Edit

plebeo m (plural plebeos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of plebeu